Visits to Pensioners (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 c321W
Mr. Winnick

To ask the Prime Minister what visits he made to pensioners on low incomes during the recent cold weather. [11093]

The Prime Minister

I meet pensioners throughout the year. Our commitment to help during periods of cold weather is underlined by the fact that over 5 million cold weather payments worth more than £43 million have been made this winter.

In addition to cold weather payments, the total extra help above normal upratings made available to pensioners on income-related benefits since 1988 is worth around £1.2 billion a year.