HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 cc309-10W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give details of those changes he is proposing to make to the State's liability to pay sickness benefit; what consultations he has had; and with whom.

Mr. Prentice

We have been looking at many aspects of social security provision as part of our study of public expenditure. Details of any proposals for change will be presented to the House in due course and consultations with interested organisations will then take place.