Cold Weather Payment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 24th November 2008.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster Shadow Minister (International Development) 2:30 pm, 24th November 2008

Of course, many of the households in Milton Keynes that the Minister mentioned will be made up of pensioners, who will be delighted that finally, after months of dithering, the Government have renewed the Post Office card account contract. Does she not believe that those pensioners should be allowed to use that account to pay their utility bills, so that they can enjoy the benefits gained by others who pay by direct debit?

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russell burnikell
Posted on 25 Nov 2008 3:32 pm (Report this annotation)

It seems that the pensioners do receive winter fuel payments when the temperature reaches the defined level
However

(the children who's parants receive income support) receive nothing

yet the fuel cost are more than the income support some weeks is it not of the same important that these children also should receive help to keep the home warm and clean

Every Child Matters Really


(It seems every child matters if they are in care or disabled) FACT