HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 cc212-3W
87. Mr. Bessell

asked the Minister of Social Security whether she will introduce legislation to provide pensions for married women who are disabled.

Miss Herbison

Our concern is with all chronically sick and severely disabled people, including married women, and the problems they raise are being studied. The first step towards alleviating the condition of those who are the hardest hit financially has already been taken in the new scheme of supplementary allowances and supplementary pensions which comes into force in three weeks' time.