To ask the Secretary of State for Wales
(1) how many pensioners in Wales will be affected by the freezing of age-related allowances announced in Budget 2012;
(2) what the average monetary effect will be for pensioners in Wales as a result of the freezing of age-related allowances announced in Budget 2012.
I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Members for Newport East (Jessica Morden), for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Cathy Jamieson), for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves) and for Glasgow North East (Mr Bain) on