[holding answer 4 March 2010]: The information requested is not available for the Highlands. Cold weather payment information is available only by weather station. There are a number of weather stations that cover the Highlands area and some of these also cover areas that are not part of the Highlands.
For winter 2009-10, for Great Britain, to 1 March an estimated 11.8 million cold weather payments worth an estimated £295 million have been authorised. Payments authorised have not necessarily already been paid.
Source: DWP records of triggers to weather stations up to and including 1 March 2010 and estimates of potential qualifiers by weather station.