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Winter Fuel Payments

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department is conducting a review into how cold weather payments are calculated. (252974)

The cold weather payment scheme is reviewed every year in the summer. The Met Office will consider all representations from Members of Parliament relating to the suitability of postcode to weather station links. Any changes are then made for the following winter. In addition to this, there has also been an internal review of these processes conducted by the Permanent Secretary of DWP.