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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if, pursuant to the reply of the Minister with special responsibility for the disabled, Official Report, 15 April, column 605, he will provide a breakdown of the figure of 400,000 invalidity pensioners whose income in any year is less than their personal tax allowances by age, marital status and number of children respectively;(2) if, pursuant to the reply to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe,

Official Report, 15 April, column 605, he will estimate the amount and the proportion of the money to be saved by plosives

discovered in Northern Ireland were as follows:

abating invalidity benefit which will come from invalidity pensioners whose income does not exceed their personal tax allowances in 1980–81 and 1981–82.

I have been asked to reply.I shall let the right hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.