§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what will be the net benefit to a married couple with, respectively, no child, one child of 11 years of age, and two children of 11 and 130W five years of age, who would otherwise be dependent on supplementary benefit with no other relevant income if: (a) the husband qualifies for invalid care allowance, (b) the wife eventually qualifies for non-contributory invalidity pension and (c) if the husband and wife both qualify, respectively, for invalid care allowance and the non-contributory invalidity pension.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
Both the invalid care allowance and the non-contributory invalidity pension are of most help where no help whatever was given previously. Thus, in the circumstances quoted, with the family totally dependent on supplementary benefit, it is unlikely that there would be any net cash gain.