§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the total costs for(a) each of the past two years, (b) the current year and (c) projected 255W for each of the next two years, broken down into administrative and non-administrative costs and including the cost of the telephone helplines. 
§ Mr. Rooker
The information is in the table.
Administration and non-administration cost for the winter fuel payment scheme £ Year Non-administration costs Administration costs 1997–98 200 million 13.7 million 1998–99 200 million 13.1 million 1999–2000 760 million 14.3 million 2000–01 1.4 billion1 Not yet available2 2001–02 1.2 billion1 Not yet available2 1 Includes the cost of making backdated payments as a result of changes to the eligibility rules. 2 Projected figures are not available for these years as the process details are not yet finalised.