§ Sir Nigel Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to bring to the attention of the United Nations' agencies the recommendations of the Leeds Castle international seminar on the prevention of disablement.
§ Mr. Rossi
I hope that Sir John Wilson, who conceived the idea of the seminar, will himself be able to present the 215W findings—known as the Leeds Castle declaration on the prevention of disablement—to the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of the United Kingdom later this month. I am myself taking every appropriate opportunity to ensure that they are brought to the attention of interested bodies. I have placed a copy of the declaration in the Library.
(a) (b) (c) (d) Actual value at October 1955 £ Col. (a) expressed at assumed November 1981 prices £ Actual value at November 1981 £ Col. (c) as Index Col. (b)=100 Married couple retirement pension (per week) 3.25 22.75 47.35 208.1 Single person tax allowance (per annum) 140.00 980.16 1,375.00 140.3 Married couple tax allowance (per annum) 240.00 1,680.27 2,145.00 127.7 Family allowance/child benefit plus child tax allowances (where appropriate) for a married couple plus two children aged under 11 (a) In work (per week) 1.90 13.30 10.50 78.9 (b) Sick (receiving NI Sickness Benefit) 2.65 18.55 12.10 65.2