HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 c381W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now make a statement on the implementation of disablement costs allowance.

Mr. Prentice

The question of introducing a disablement costs allowance is one of priorities and available resources and, as I have indicated on a number of occasions, there can be no new benefits until the economy is much stronger than it is at present.