HC Deb 26 March 1971 vol 814 c239W
Miss Lestor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will hold an investigation into the relationship between the number of people entitled to all benefits, and the actual take-up.

Mr. Dean

We have no plans to do so, but we are conscious of the need to improve take-up of some benefits and considerable efforts have already been made in this direction. The position is under constant review to see what more can be done and, as my right hon. Friend explained in his reply to the hon. Member for Bedwellty (Mr. Kinnock) on 16th March, a nationwide entitlement campaign will be launched after Easter in regard to free milk, exemption from National Health Service charges and entitlement to family income supplements.—[Vol. 813, c.266.]