§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Warrington North are receiving the winter fuel allowance; and how many of those in receipt of the allowance qualify for the higher rate of allowance payable to the over 80s. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
For winter 2003–04 17,230 pensioners in the Warrington North constituency received Winter Fuel Payments. Of those 3,105 were aged 80 or over and have received the higher rate.
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5.
2. Figures quoted are the latest available based on payments made.
IAD Information Centre, 100 per cent. sample.