HC Deb 22 November 1972 vol 846 c441W
Mr. Cledwyn Hughes

asked the Secretary of State far Social Services what financial provisions exist for women under pensionable age who are without private means who have been looking after elderly parents and who, because of their age, are unable to find employment.

Mr. Dean

Both contributory and noncontributory social security benefits may be available, but the type and amount of benefit payable will depend upon the individual woman's circumstances. When other income or resources are below her appropriate supplementary benefit requirements, a supplementary allowance will be payable.