HC Deb 12 January 1971 vol 809 c44W
Mr. Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration he has given to the disincentive effect of all means-tested benefits; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dean

The possible effects of the withdrawal of income-related benefits as earnings rise are being studied in the course of the Government's examination of measures relating to family poverty generally.