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Winter Fuel Payments: Torbay

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate she has made of the number of households in Torbay constituency who will receive the (a) £250 and (b) £400 winter fuel payment in 2009-10; (314619)

(2) how many pensioners in Torbay constituency are in receipt of winter fuel allowance; and how much her Department paid to such pensioners in winter fuel allowance in 2009.

For winter 2008-09 (the last year for which information is available) 13,980 households received £250 and 5280 households received £400 in Torbay. We expect to have made a similar number of payments for winter 2009-10.

For winter 2008-09, 29,950 individuals received the Winter Fuel Payment in Torbay at a cost of £6 million.

Notes:

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.

Source:

Information Directorate