HC Deb 06 April 1971 vol 815 c66W
40. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will publish the A code used by officers of the Supplementary Benefits Commission.

Sir K. Joseph

No. Internal instructions to staff are not published, and in any event the Supplementary Benefits Handbook provides a detailed explanation of the scheme and full information in non-technical language on the way in which the Commission exercises its discretionary powers in deciding claims to benefit.