Winter Fuel Payments: North East Region

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Fraser Kemp Fraser Kemp Labour, Houghton and Washington East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) Houghton and Washington East constituency and (b) Sunderland City Council area received winter fuel payments in each of the last five years.

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

The information is in the following table. Information on households receiving a winter fuel payment is available only by constituency and local authority from winter 2002-03. Figures for winter 2006-07 are not yet available but we expect the numbers to be similar to those for winter 2005-06.

Household payments made
Houghton and Washington, East constituency Sunderland local authority
2002-03 12,090 40,470
2003-04 12,230 40,660
2004-05 12,450 41,220
2005-06 12,570 41,580

1. Figures rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Parliamentary constituencies and local authorities are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant ONS postcode directory.

3. Any residence found to have four or more occupants aged 60 and over is not included in the household figures as it is assumed to be a care home.


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