HC Deb 19 February 1982 vol 18 cc219-20W
Mr. Harold Walker

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of her concern for the plight of unemployed teenagers, and her recognition of their need to be better

Name of body Type Decision When implemented
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1. Advisory Council for Agriculture and Horticulture in England and Wales A To wind up February 1980
*2. Agricultural Construction Industry Liaison Group A To wind up March 1982
3. Experimental Centres Advisory Committees A Reduce from 22 to 21 February 1981
Reduce from 21 to 20 March 1982
4. Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Committee A Wind up: replace with Farm Animal Welfare Council July 1979
5. Farm Settlement Advisory Committee for the Selection of Tenants A To wind up January 1980
6. Fish Utilisation R and D Committee A To wind up August 1979
7. Joint Consultative Organisation for Research and Development in Agriculture and Food A 5 Boards to merge into 1 April 1980
8. Plant Variety Rights Advisory Panels (12) A To wind up February1980
9. Poultry Diseases Panel A To wind up January 1980
10. Regional Panel (7) A Reduce to 5 January and February 1981
11. Tate and Lyle Customer Safeguards Committee A To wind up June 1980
12. Torry Research Station Advisory Committee A To wind up January 1980

prepared to compete in the labour market, she will review the decision to reduce the eligibility of part-time unemployed students for supplementary benefit in view of its potential effect on the job prospects of such students.

The Prime Minister

The revised guidance on the interpretation of the Supplementary Benefit (Conditions of Entitlement) Regulations 1981, to which the right hon. Member refers, is being issued by the chief supplementary benefit officer, who is independent of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services and myself. My right hon. Friend is, however, keeping the detailed provisions of these regulations under review.