§ David Hamilton
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2002,Official Report, column 367W, on pensioner poverty, how many pensioners are living in poverty in the Midlothian constituency. 
§ Mr. McCartney
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is as follows.
As at February 2002 there were 1,600 customers in receipt of minimum income guarantee in the parliamentary constituency of Midlothian.
Around 12,000 winter fuel payments were made last winter to people 60 and over in the parliamentary constituency of Midlothian.
In addition there were 4,500 people over 75 years old who may have benefited from a free television licence in the parliamentary constituency of Midlothian.94W
September. Plans beyond September are still being developed.
The addresses of the pension centres and the dates from which the first cases transfer from the local offices into these centres are as listed in the table.
Income Support Quarterly Statistical Enquiry, February 2002.
Matching Intelligence Data Analysis Service Winter Fuels Payment.
Client Group analysis of the population over state pension age at May 2001.