Winter Fuel Payment

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Lord Bradley Lord Bradley Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many pensioners received winter fuel payments in each of the five parliamentary constituencies in the city of Manchester in 2007-08.

Photo of Lord McKenzie of Luton Lord McKenzie of Luton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions) (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government)

The following table shows the number of winter fuel payments made in winter 2006-07. Figures for winter 2007-08 are not yet available but we expect the numbers to be similar.

Constituency Payments made
Manchester Blackley 13,880
Manchester Central 11,560
Manchester Gorton 10,070
Manchester Withington 11,690
Wythenshawe and Sale East 17,800

Source: Information directorate 100 per cent data.

Notes:

1. Figures rounded to the nearest 10.

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

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