HC Deb 24 November 1981 vol 13 c363W
34. Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects the 5 per cent. abatement of invalidity benefit to be restored.

Mr. Rossi

The Government have given an assurance that invalidity benefit will be put back into line with retirement pensions when it becomes taxable. No date has been fixed for bringing invalidity pension into tax, but the abatement of invalidity allowance is being made good at this month's up-rating of benefits.