asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, following enactment of clause 3 of the Social Security (No. 2) Bill, there will be any change in the length of time for which a young person receiving non-contributory invalidity pension may undertake work in order to assess his capacity for employment without having to wait a further 196 days before re-establishing entitlement to non-contributory invalidity pension if he is unsuccessful; and if he will make a statement.
[pursuant to her reply, 1 May 1980, c. 659–60]: Following is the corrected information.The reply which I gave on 1 May inadvertently referred to "contributory invalidity pension". This should of course have read "non-contributory invalidity pension"; so the complete reply would read:—
" The new provision will mean that a former recipient of non-contributory invalidity pension will have a period not exceeding six weeks after he relinquished the benefit during which he may re-claim without having to satisfy the 196 days qualifying condition again."