Winter Fuel Payments: Appeals

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Derek Conway Derek Conway Conservative, Old Bexley and Sidcup

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeal tribunals there were on winter fuel payment application refusals in each of the last three years; and how many appeals were upheld.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Minister of State (Pensions Reform), Department for Work and Pensions

The information is in the following table.

Winter fuel payments appeal tribunals
Appeals heard by tribunal Appeals upheld by tribunal
2003-04 504 4
2004-05 315 5
2005-06 28 2
Total 847 11
Source: Winter Fuel Payment Centre Records, February 2007

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