Winter Fuel Payment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th January 2001.

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Photo of Mr Malcolm Savidge Mr Malcolm Savidge Labour, Aberdeen North 12:00 am, 30th January 2001

I add my welcome and congratulations to those extended to the Secretary of State and the Minister.

Does the Secretary of State believe that the winter fuel payment, together with other relevant Government measures, can help to cut the tragic incidence of hypothermia and other cold-related serious illnesses among the elderly, not least in the cold north-east of Scotland?