§ 61. Mr. Clemitson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the operation of the rules whereby pensions and other benefits are reduced if the recipient is in hospital for more than eight weeks.
§ Mr. Deakins
Benefits such as sickness, invalidity and injury benefits, as well as retirement and widow's pension are reduced, after eight weeks in hospital, by £7.80 a week, or by £3.90 if the recipient has a dependant.
After 52 weeks, additional deductions may be made if the recipient has no dependants, although these may accrue for a further 12 months as a resettlement sum payable on discharge.