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Winter Fuel Payments: Greater Manchester

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

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)

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.