HC Deb 19 May 1969 vol 784 c10W
Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the increase in the cost of supplementary benefits in 1969–70 is included in the total of £430 million which he has estimated is required to keep the National Insurance Fund in balance; and if supplementary benefits are to be financed wholly or partly from the National Insurance Fund.

Mr. Ennals

The cost of supplementary benefits is not financed from the National Insurance Fund at present, nor will it be in the future. It was not therefore taken into account in assessing the needs of the National Insurance Fund.