HC Deb 02 February 1971 vol 810 cc296-7W
27. Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will raise the level of disregards as they affect recipients of supplementary benefits before their real value falls below the level of pre-November, 1966 when they were last increased.

Mr. Dean

Disregards play an important part in the supplementary benefits scheme and we intend to increase them at the appropriate time. I cannot say at present when this will be.