HC Deb 13 February 1978 vol 944 cc25-6W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether work expenses affect entitlement to any meanstested benefits other than free school meals.

Mr. Orme

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 13th January 1978; Vol. 941, c. 850], gave the following information:

Yes: free milk and vitamins; help with or exemption from National Health Service charges for dental treatment, dentures, glasses, prescriptions, wigs and fabric supports; patients' hospital travelling expenses; legal aid (civil and criminal); assistance with fares to work for severely disabled people, and supplementary benefit. Entitlement to means-tested benefits administered by local authorities on a discretionary basis may also be affected by work expenses but because the conditions of entitlement are determined locally it is not possible to give details.