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Social Security Benefits (Commutation)

Volume 930: debated on Thursday 21 April 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Evxchequer in what circumstances cash allowance paid from public funds may be commuted.

I have been asked to reply.I believe that the right hon. Gentleman wishes to know what steps would be necessary to enable mobility allowance to paid as a lump sum covering a forward period of some years. This would require principal legislation.