HC Deb 02 May 1975 vol 891 cc261-2W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how often she intends to increase the earnings disregard for supplementary benefit to keep pace with the cost of living, as recommended by the Finer Committee on One-Parent Families.

Mr. O'Malley

The earnings disregard is being doubled later this year. It will then be subject to further review in the light of subsequent economic changes, but there is no proposal to increase it at set intervals.