HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc437-8W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the number of persons entitled to a non-contributory invalidity pension but not claiming it; and what would be the net cost at 1981–82 benefit rates, of raising the non-contributory invalidity pension to the level of the contributory invalidity

Mr. Rossi

A voluntary organisation suggested to my right hon. Friend that the London borough of Lewisham was in breach of its statutory duty in respect of an individual. I have had enquiries made into the matter, which concerned assessment for the provision of a bathing aid, and am satisfied that this is not the case.