HC Deb 07 March 1966 vol 725 c1710
43. Sir B. Janner

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if she will consider adding to the benefits under National Insurance an allowance to men with young children where the wives are permanently disabled or incapacitated.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance (Mr. Norman Pentland)

I can assure my hon. Friend that the needs of all permanently disabled people, including those of permanently disabled wives and mothers, are receiving the Government's close attention.

Sir B. Janner

While thanking my hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him to take into consideration the extreme difficulty in which this type of person is placed and the expense to which he is put? Will he try to bring about a speedy remedy?

Mr. Pentland

All these considerations are being taken into account by the Government.