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Supplementary Benefit (Review)

Volume 957: debated on Tuesday 7 November 1978

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28.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he hopes to reach a conclusion about the reform of the supplementary benefit scheme.

55.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied that the present supplementary benefit system is flexible enough to assist genuine cases of urgent need; and if he will re-examine its workings.

I refer the hon. Members to my reply to the hon. Members for Bournemouth, East (Mr. Atkinson) and for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Mrs. Knight) earlier today.