HC Deb 23 March 2001 vol 365 c370W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what the level of expenditure on Winter Fuel Payments has been in each year since their introduction; and what the projected level of expenditure is in each year to the end of the public expenditure planning horizon. [155158]

Mr. Rooker

The information for expenditure to date is in the table.

Winter Fuel Payment
1997–98 £200 million
1998–99 £200 million
1999–2000 £900 million
2000–01 £1.7 billion