A relative of Mum's wrote to our Labour MP John Healey about cold weather payments for disabled people who were below retirement age so don't qualify for winter fuel allowance.

She got a reply today and he said they are looking at people on low incomes who need help with winter fuel bills.

He also said that the Labour party were looking into means testing winter fuel allowance payments after a couple of high profile benefit fraud cases by pensioners - has anyone else heard about this?

I think I'll drop Mr. Healey a line to find out just what they are up to!

Paula xx