§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set up a survey to ascertain the number of people in rural Wales who could claim supplementary benefit but do not do so; and if he will consider further methods of encouraging such claims to be made.
§ Mr. Dean
I do not consider that such a survey is needed. My Department already has extensive publicity arrangements, including a wide variety of leaflets and other publications freely available to the public. The increases in supplementary benefit which my right hon. Friend announced on 7th March can be expected to encourage some people to claim who have not done so before.—[Vol. 852, c.412–28.]