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Invalid Care Allowance

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he has any plans to extend entitlement to invalid care allowance to married or cohabiting women;(2) what is his policy in the light of the recent European Economic Community directive on equality of treatment in social security benefits, towards the eligibility of married or cohabiting women for invalid care allowance.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Barking (Ms. Richardson) on 18 June at column 160.