HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 cc131-2W
Mr. Loyden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what rules govern the use of DHSS benefit books as security from money loans; and if he is satisfied with the present regulation on this matter.

Mr. Orme

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Merioneth (Mr. Thomas) on 5th December 1975—[Vol. 902, c.226.] The practice described is illegal and I am satisfied with the present provision for dealing with it.