§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answers of 12 March 2002,Official Report, column 959W and of 10 April 2002, Official Report, column 242W, on winter fuel payments, if he has now concluded his discussions with the European Commission about the extent of the United Kingdom's legal obligations under European regulations on winter fuel payments; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. McCartney
I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave her on 12 June 2002, column 1286W.