§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will issue a leaflet setting out the regulations relating to the payment of supplementary benefits to strikers or their families and to workers affected by strikes though not on strike themselves.
§ Sir K. Joseph
A number of unofficial leaflets have been circulating recently purporting to explain the entitlement of strikers and their families to supplementary benefit. I understand that in view of this, the Supplementary Benefits Commission is considering whether further information should be made public about the exercise of their discretionary powers when claims for benefit are received during strikes.