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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide a table showing the ordinary and long-term supplementary benefit scale rates, excluding the addition for rent, for a single person, a couple, a couple plus one child aged 5 to 11 years, a couple plus two children, one aged under 5 years and one aged 5 to 11 years, and a couple plus four children, two aged under 5 years and two aged 5 to 11 years, as a percentage of average net male earnings in November 1980 and 1981.

The Mental Health (Amendment) Bill, which had its Second Reading in the House on 22 March, adds substantially to the rights of detained mentally disordered patients.