HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 c309W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he intends that the proposed new Social Security Advisory Committee should be able to conduct independent inquiries into the social security system if it so wishes.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

It will be for the committee itself to consider whether, and if so to what extent, it would be useful to undertake further activities in addition to its statutory duties.