HC Deb 03 August 1971 vol 822 cc244-5W
27. Mr. Nicholas Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many chronic sick and their families are expected to benefit from the new package of allowances that becomes effective in September.

Mr. Dean

It is estimated that some 340,000 households may benefit from the new invalidity allowance, the higher rates for the children of the chronic sick and the relaxed earnings rule for working wives between them. But a proportion of these households will have reductions in their supplementary benefit