HC Deb 13 May 1971 vol 817 cc154-5W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress has been made in investigating the possibilities of providing a single claim form for the various means-tested benefits.

Sir K. Joseph

An intensive study has been made in a preliminary way of a common form of inquiry for a wide range of means-tested benefits administered both locally and centrally. The feasibility of such a procedure is now being discussed with the local authority associations, whose co-operation will of course be essential if the idea is to be taken further.

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