HC Deb 30 June 1964 vol 697 cc192-3W
Dame Edith Pitt

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he has yet received the National Insurance Advisory Committee's Report, following its review of the time limits for claiming sickness benefits.

Mr. Wood

Yes. The Report is now available in the Vote Office. The main recommendation is that claimants should have six days in which to claim benefit, instead of three days as at present. Since Sunday is not counted, the effect is to give a week in which to claim benefit. I have accepted the recommendations and have asked the Committee to consider and report on draft regulations to implement them. I am grateful to the Committee for its very helpful Report.