HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 c120W
43. Mr. Corrie

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what other countries in the EEC have a form of supplementary benefit similar to the United Kingdom's.

Mr. Deakins

Each of the other EEC countries has social assistance provision, but none has a comprehensive system comparable to the Supplementary Benefits scheme administered by a single national agency. I would refer the hon. Member to the comparisons drawn in Chapter 19 of the Supplementary Benefits Commission Annual Report 1975 (Cmnd 6615).