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Winter Fuel Payments: Preston

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners resident in Preston have received the winter fuel allowance since its introduction. (311078)

Information on winter fuel payments was not broken down by parliamentary constituency for winters 1997-98 and 1998-99. The information from winter 1999-2000 onwards is in the following table.

Preston constituency

Payments made

1999-2000

15,375

2000-01

16,830

2001-02

16,735

2002-03

16,570

2003-04

16,520

2004-05

15,970

2005-06

15,940

2006-07

15,900

2007-08

16,110

2008-09

16,200

Notes:

1. Figures up to 2001-02 are rounded to the nearest five.

2. Figures from 2002-03 onwards are rounded to the nearest 10.

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

Source:

Information Directorate 100 per cent. data