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Winter Fuel Payments: Tamworth

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Tamworth constituency claimed the winter fuel allowance in each year since its introduction. (132738)

Information relating to winter fuel payments for the winters of 1997-98 and 1998-99 is not available. The information from winter 1999-2000 is in the following table. Figures for winter 2006-07 are not yet available but we expect the number to be similar to that for 2005-06.

Tamworth constituency

Payments made

1999-2000

12,520

2000-01

14,480

2001-02

14,850

2002-03

15,230

2003-04

15,710

2004-05

15,940

2005-06

16,460

Notes: 1. Figures rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Parliamentary constituencies are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant ONS postcode directory. Source: Information directorate 100 per cent data.