Cold Weather Payments

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Peter Grant Peter Grant Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will publish the findings of the most recent annual review on cold weather payments.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The data used by the Met Office is not currently published.

Representations made during the previous winter about the suitability of individual weather stations and the links with postcode districts are considered as part of the review. The responses to these are sent to the relevant Member of Parliament along with any weather station changes. A copy of the letters are also sent to the House of Commons Library.

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