§ 41. Mr. John Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement concerning the introduction of a disability pension following his investigations into various other systems already operating in Europe.
§ 53. Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has studied the Disablement Income Group document on disability pensions in Europe, a copy of which is in his possession; whether he accepts the findings of the report; and if he will consider the introduction of a disability pension in the United Kingdom.
§ Sir K. Joseph
I am aware of the report by the Disablement Income Group Charitable Trust. Officials now studying the administration of disability schemes in some foreign countries will report to me in the spring. These reports and the results of a further study now being50W put in hand will cover only part of a complex problem and I have, therefore, no statement to make.