HC Deb 14 May 1976 vol 911 c316W
Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will announce the date on which he intends to introduce the disabled housewives' benefit.

Mr. Ennals

I shall make an announcement as soon as the current pilot study and other preparatory work now in progress have enabled us to assess more fully the best means of determining entitlement and the staffing implications, and also to decide how best to fit this new commitment into the ongoing programme of benefit changes which my right hon. Friend herself initiated.