HC Deb 26 March 1968 vol 761 cc260-1W
Mr. Henry Clark

asked the Minister of Social Security if she will bring in regulations to ensure that the wage stop on unemployment and supplementary benefit is related to the wage a man might reasonably earn in the area where he is presently living, and not to the wage he earned in the past in some other part of the country.

Mr. Pentland

No. It is already the practice to restrict supplementary benefit, where necessary, to the amount which the claimant would be likely to earn in the future, rather than to the amount which he may have earned in the past.