HC Deb 25 July 1979 vol 971 cc309-10W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the effect of the proposal to break the statutory link between long- term benefits and average earnings on the estimates in public spending in social security made in the 1979 public expenditure White Paper for the years 1980–81 to 1982–83 at 1978 survey prices; and what are the estimated expected savings at current prices.

Mr. Prentice

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.