HC Deb 07 April 1971 vol 815 c177W
Mr. Hayhoe

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will seek powers to introduce an invalidity pension under the National Insurance Scheme comparable to the invalidity pensions payable in each of the six member countries of the European Economic Community under their respective social security schemes.

Sir K. Joseph

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement I made on 31st March outlining the Government's proposals for improvements in the national insurance scheme, and involving for the first time a very substantial measure of preference for the chronic sick.—[Vol. 814, c. 1499–1514.]