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Cold Weather Payments: Birmingham

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cold weather payments have been made to residents of Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency in each year since 2003. (291702)

Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency is linked to Coleshill weather station. The number of times cold weather payments have been triggered at this weather station in each year since 2002-03 is given in the following table.

Cold weather payment triggers at Coleshill weather station

Number

2002-03

1

2003-04

0

2004-05

0

2005-06

0

2006-07

0

2007-08

0

2008-09

3

Source:

DWP records

It is not possible to give the estimated number of payments made in 2002-03 and 2008-09 to residents of Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency as this information is not available at constituency level but only by weather station, and Coleshill weather station covers a wider area than just this constituency.