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Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much an individual or his wife can earn per week in disregarded income without its affecting the total weekly income of his household from social security benefits, rent and rate rebate, training allowance and fuel discount.

As regards social security benefits I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North (Mr. Howell) on 16th November 1977.—[Vol. 939, c. 221–4.] The conditions governing eligibility for rent and rate rebates, training allowances and fuel discounts are the responsibility of my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for the Environment, the Secretary of State for Employment and the Secretary of State for Energy, respectively.