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Sickness Benefit

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the current levels of sickness benefit.

The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1978, which was laid before Parliament in draft on 25th May, contains our proposals for increasing social security benefits in the week beginning 13th November, 1978. It includes increases in sickness benefit rates which will go up by £1·05—from £14·.70 to £15·75—for a single person, and by £1·70—from £23·80 to £25·50—for a married couple.