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State Pension - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 am on 28th April 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Altmann Baroness Altmann The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 11:15 am, 28th April 2016

The cost of the winter fuel payment is approximately £2 billion per year. It provides security for older people by ensuring that they have the confidence to spend money on heating their homes, which otherwise they might not do. We know how vulnerable older people are to the cold.