HC Deb 19 January 1977 vol 924 c247W
Mr. Jim Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people receiving the invalid car allowance obtain no financial benefit from it because they receive supplementary benefit.

Mr. Alfred Morris

I regret that the information requested is not at present available, though I would hope to be able to be more helpful to my hon. Friend later in the year. As invalid car allowance carries with it the right to national insurance credits which safeguard for the future rights to contributory benefits, including retirement pension, it may well be advantageous even for those people who continue to receive supplementary benefit.