How many refuse their winter allowance?

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Our very ouspoken work and pensions secretary, says elderly people with enough money should give up their bus passes and winter fuel allowances to help with the recession.

Does he really think people get bus passes for the sake of it?

Or could it be perhaps that they need to use public transport because his government have priced so many less well-off people out of their cars and off the road?

Perhaps Iain Duncan Smith would like to divulge how many of his very wealthy colleagues in Parliament and the Lords refuse or return their winter fuel allowance.

I noticed one of them (Ken Clarke) sidestepped the question twice when being asked on the news on Sunday.

Dave Croucher

Pinfold Gardens, DN7