Winter Fuel Payments

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received winter fuel payments in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Chorley in each of the last three years; and what the value of such payment was in each case.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is in the table.

Region Number of Payments Value(£)
Winter 2002–03
North West 1,349,470 204,173,800
Lancashire 236,990 35,227,700
Chorley 18,625 2,754,700
Winter 2001–02
North West 1,336,465 202,163,500
Lancashire 233,025 34,601,400
Chorley 18,125 2,676,800
Winter 2000–01
North West 1,327,910 200,923,000
Lancashire 229,880 34,120,300
Chorley 17,630 2,606,300


Numbers are rounded to the nearest 5.


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