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Benefits (Eligibility)

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take steps to limit the amount of social security benefit being paid to able-bodied persons under 25 years of age without family responsibilities from whom work is available.

The national insurance and supplementary benefits legislation and the discretionary powers of the Supplementary Benefits Commission already provide for limiting the payment of benefit where this is shown to be justified.