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House of Commons Hansard
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Winter Fuel Payments: Greater Manchester
29 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) Manchester Central constituency have received a winter fuel payment since introduction of the scheme. [324885]

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Information relating to winter fuel payments for the winters of 1997-98 and 1998-99 is not available. The information on individual payments made from winter 1999-2000 is in the following table.

Manchester local authority

Manchester central constituency

1999-2000

60,870

11,810

2000-01

64,365

12,560

2001-02

63,355

12,370

2002-03

62,640

12,295

2003-04

61,950

12,160

2004-05

60,085

11,795

2005-06

59,310

11,660

2006-07

58,870

11,560

2007-08

59,350

11,650

2008-09

59,790

11,700

Notes:

1. Figures up to 2004-05 are rounded to the nearest five

2. Figures from 2005-06 onwards are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Local authorities and parliamentary constituencies are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant ONS postcode directory.

Source:

Information Directorate 100 per cent. data.