HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 c226W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Social Security whether she will consider altering all family allowance and benefit books into the form of tokens, whose value could be changed when an increase is required, rather than being marked in monetary terms, which require physical amendment whenever a change in the rates of allowance or benefit is made, as in the case of milk token books.

Mr. Loughlin

The principal factors which make any such suggestion quite impracticable are the multiplicity of different rates paid by order book, the fact that these different rates are not increased by the same amounts when benefit rates are changing and, as far as retirement pensions are concerned, the variety of ways in which the rate paid to each pensioner can be made up of different types of pension entitlement.