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Winter Fuel Payments: Eltham

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in Eltham received the winter fuel payment in 2007-08; and how many he estimates will receive the extra £50 in 2008-09. (205336)

Figures for winter 2007-08 are not yet available. In winter 2006-07 we made winter fuel payments to 11,080 households in the Eltham constituency of which 2,920 went to households with someone aged 80 or over. We expect the numbers for winter 2007-08 to be similar. We also expect that similar numbers will receive the additional payment of £50 to households with someone aged 60 to 79 and 100 to households with someone aged 80 or over in winter 2008-09.

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.