HC Deb 08 November 1973 vol 863 c247W
Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the increases in allowances for special diets for those on supplementary benefit in 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973.

Mr. Dean

Increases of 5p and 10p respectively were made by the Supplementary Benefits Commission in 1970 in the two standard amounts—currently 40p and 92p a week—allowed for special diets, and 5p and 15p in 1972. There were no increases in 1971 and 1973.