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Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he is satified with the co-ordination between the Supplementary Benefits Commission and the Department of Finance, Northern Ireland, in respect of affording information and assistance to those who may not qualify for both supplementary benefit and rate rebate and who wish to obtain the higher amount of benefit.

Yes. But I am aware of the complexities of dealing with such cases, and improvements to the existing arrangements are being examined.

he will list the settlement for each respective grade; and if he will relate it to Scotland.

I set out below details of the salaries for non-clinical university academic staff over the past 10 years. These salaries apply to Scottish universities as well as those in England and Wales.