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Benefits (Graduated Incomeadditions)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she has studied evidence supplied to her by the hon. Member for Cannock of constituents being unable to obtain graduated income additions to benefits as 1972–73 was still used as the relevant income year: if she will change the system; and if she will make a statement.

I have written to my hon. Friend explaining the basis of the present system. This is a system which is proving prompt and efficient in its operation.