HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 c39W
Mr. Joel Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what assistance is given to a husband who temporarily gives up work to care for a wife who has a few weeks to live; on what basis, in the case brought to his attention by the hon. Member for Heywood and Royton, the assistance offered was 60 pence a week, in view of the fact that the cost to the National Health Service of maintaining the woman in hospital is about £8 a day; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dean:

I will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible in reply to his letter of 20th April about the circumstances of his constituent and the general problem with which he is concerned.