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School Leavers

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement as to the Government's intentions in relation to the report "Social Assistance" published in 1978, that recommended that school leavers should be treated as dependent on their parents until the end of the school holiday following leaving school, and any entitlement to supplementary benefit correspondingly delayed.

I will be announcing shortly our proposals for the reform of the supplementary benefits scheme and I would ask my hon. Friend to await that announcement.