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Invalidity Benefit

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1982

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19.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on his policy towards invalidity benefit.

Our policy is to continue to make invalidity benefit available to the long-term sick and to restore the abatement made in 1980 when the benefit is brought into tax. In the meantime its value will be fully protected against rises in prices.