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Winter Fuel Payments: Ashford Kent

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 28 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners resident in Ashford constituency are in receipt of the winter fuel allowance; and how much her Department paid to such pensioners in winter fuel allowance in 2009. (313520)

For winter 2008-09 (the last winter for which information is available), 24,310 people received a winter fuel payment in Ashford at a cost of £5.1 million.


1. Payment figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Expenditure figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1 million.

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