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Social Security Money

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1978

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Queen's Recomendation having been signified


That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend the law relating to social security, it is expedient to authorise such increases in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under other enactments as are attributable to provisions—
  • (a) relating to the conditions for the payment of attendance allowance to persons suffering from renal failure and to the requirement that the period for which the allowance is payable must be preceded by a qualifying period of not less than 6 months;
  • (b) providing for entitlement to mobility allowance to end with the date on which a person attains the age of 75 and providing for a person not to receive the allowance after the age of 65 unless he had been entitled to it at that age;
  • (c) extending the class of payments to be disregarded in determining entitlement to a Category D retirement pension by reference to the weekly rate of a Category A, Category B or Category C retirement pension;
  • (d) entitling a person to a Category C retirement pension and a Category A or Category B retirement pension for the same period;
  • (e) enabling persons attending proceedings before a National Insurance Commissioner to be paid travelling and other allowances;
  • (f) relating to the remuneration, pensions, allowances and gratuities to be paid with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service to or in respect of Senior Chairmen acting in relation to Supplementary Benefit Appeal Tribunals and their officers and staff;
  • (g) relating to the account to be taken of guaranteed minimum pensions, and the basis on which certain periods are to be calculated, in determining increases in official pensions under section 59 of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975;
  • (h) entailing increased administrative expenses of the Secretary of State or any government department.—[Mr. Orme.]