§ Mr. Clifford Forsythe
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Northern Ireland citizens were in receipt of old-age pension during January and February; and how many such pensioners received cold weather payments during these months.
§ Mr. Hanley
At 31 March 1990, the latest date for which figures are available, 215,604 people were receiving retirement pension and non-contributory retirement pension. Up to 28 February 1991, 30,897 cold weather payments were made in respect of the period 1 to 14 February to people getting income support including pensioners.