Winter Fuel Payments

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hunter Mark Hunter Liberal Democrat, Cheadle

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on (a) the adequacy of and (b) changing the winter fuel allowance in light of increasing fuel prices; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Pension Reform), Department for Work and Pensions

The Government keep all tax and welfare policies under review and any changes are considered as part of the normal Budget and Spending Review processes.

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