HC Deb 19 June 1973 vol 858 cc68-9W
31. Mr. Mather

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he intends to make over self-employed British nationals in relation to EEC regulations for social security.

Sir K. Joseph

In discussion of the Community's social policy programme we shall press for the inclusion of the self-employed within the scope of the EEC Social Security Regulations. However, as there is at present no general social security cover for self-employed persons in other member States of the Community we cannot expect an early change of this kind.