Pensioners: Scotland

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Scotland were (a) eligible and (b) received the winter fuel payment in 2010-11; and how many such pensioners he estimate will be eligible for the winter fuel payment in 2011-12.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is available in the document winter fuel payment recipients 2010-11 by age and gender and local authority. This is available in the Commons Library and on the internet at

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=wfp

We expect a similar number of payments to be made in Scotland for winter 2011-12.

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