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Snow and Ice

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the costs to her Department arising from the severe weather conditions in the period 4 January to 18 January 2010; and if she will make a statement. (313594)

The severe weather experienced between 4 and 18 January 2010 had no significant impact on the operations of the Department for Work and Pensions and JCP and consequently no such estimate has been made.

In addition, between 4 and 18 January, for Great Britain, an estimated 6.9 million cold weather payments worth an estimated £174 million were authorised.