HC Deb 19 July 2001 vol 372 cc419-20W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received the year 2000 winter fuel payment; and what the total cost was. [4528]

Mr. McCartney

Over 11 million winter fuel payments were made last winter, 2000–01, at a cost of £1.7 billion.