§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will ensure that all short-term benefits and services are maintained at their real value in 1979 terms; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Under the Social Security (No. 2) Act 1980, the uprating of short-term benefits is to be abated by five percentage points this November. No decision has been taken on the level of future upratings.