HC Deb 23 July 1999 vol 335 cc676-7W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioners households were entitled to winter fuel payments in 1998–99, broken down between those in receipt of income support and others. [92854]

Mr. Timms

An estimated 7.6 million pensioner households were entitled to a payment in 1998–99, of which 1.4 million were receiving Income Support. The remaining eligible households were receiving one or more of the other qualifying benefits.