HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c69W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the cost of extending the Winter Fuel Allowance to carers in receipt of ICA where there is no one in the household over 60; and how many beneficiaries there would be. [138909]

Mr. Rooker

It is estimated that the cost of extending Winter Fuel Payments to carers in receipt of Invalid Care Allowance, where there is no-one in the household over 60, would be £50 million in the winter of 2000–01, with approximately 250,000 extra recipients.


1. Based on survey information, subject to sampling error.

2. Cash prices, to the nearest 10 million.