HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 cc232-3W
38. Mr. Fernyhough

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is aware that long-term unemployed persons who have exhausted their right to unemployment benefit are having to live on the savings which they had made for when they retire; and if he will raise the level of capital resources to be disregarded so that more of those falling within this category may claim supplementary benefit.

Mr. Dean

We intend to review the amount of capital disregarded at an appropriate time but I cannot yet say when that will be.