§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate she has made of the effect on(a) a single retirement pensioner and (b) retirement pensioner couple of reducing VAT on domestic fuel from 8 per cent. to 5 per cent., taking into account the effect of the subsequent annual uprating of pensions and benefits. 
§ Mr. Denham
Pensioners' fuel bills vary considerably. We expect any reduction in VAT to be reflected in their fuel bills.