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Incapacity Benefits

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he proposes to introduce the payment of incapacity benefits fortnightly in arreas.

As is indicated in paragraph 6.19 of volume 2 of the Green Paper on the reform of social security, we are looking generally at the scope for greater simplicity and uniformity in social security procedures and operations. We have therefore decided not to implement this proposal for the time being, but to give it further consideration in this wider context.