§ Mr. Kelley
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if she will introduce legislation to enable registered disabled persons to become entitled to unemployability benefit in the same way as war pensioners and insured persons in receipt of industrial injury benefit.
§ Mr. Harold Davies
No. Unemployability supplement is a special allowance for war and industrial disablement pensioners whose disablement is so severe as to make them virtually unemployable, and cannot be paid to people who are capable of work. It is an alternative to sickness, injury or unemployment benefit or retirement or widow's pension, payable where there is no entitlement to any of these latter benefits or entitlement only at a lower rate than that of the supplement.