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Winter Fuel Allowance

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will increase the winter fuel allowance in line with fuel price increases. (89286)

The Government have committed to winter fuel payments of £200 for households with someone aged 60 or over, and £300 for households with someone aged 80 or over, for the remainder of this Parliament.

Tax and welfare policy is reviewed annually as part of the Budget process.