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Winter Fuel Payments: West Bromwich

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in West Bromwich East constituency received winter fuel payments, in each of the last three years. (136723)

The information is in the following table.

West Bromwich East constituency

Household payments made

2004-05

13,085

2005-06

13,050

2006-07

12,980

Notes:

1. Figures rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Parliamentary constituencies are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant ONS postcode directory.

3. Any residence found to have four or more occupants aged 60 and over is not included in the household figures as it is assumed to be a care home.

4. Figures for 2006-07 refer only to the main payment run so they do not include the late payment run figures. We estimate that there are approximately 100,000 people in Great Britain paid in late payment runs (0.8 per cent. of all payments). Since most of the payment runs are to people who are not receiving another benefit from DWP and whose claims had not been received by the qualifying week, most are men aged 60 to 64.

Source:

Information directorate 100 per cent. data