§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 24 Febuary 2003 to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Lynne Jones),Official Report, column 204W, how much he estimates the winter fuel payment will cost in total in 2001–02 prices in (a) 2011–12, (b) 2021–22 and (b) 2051–52, based on the modelling assumption used in the pensions Green Paper that the benefit remains at £200. 
§ Maria Eagle
The information requested is provided in the table.
Projected expenditure on winter fuel payments £ million, 2001–02 prices Year Projected expenditure on WFPs 2011–12 1,516 2021–22 1,351 2051–52 759
1. Figures rounded to the nearest £1 million.
Long term projections used in the Long term Public Finance Report: an a analysis of fiscal sustainability, HM Treasury, November 2002 and the DWP Green Paper "Simplicity, security and choice" (Annex 3).