§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration will be given to the uprating of benefits in line with a special retail price index specifically reflecting low paid and claimants' spending patterns as submitted to him by the Low Pay Unit.
§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will introduce a cash benefit for mothers of handicapped children, geared to bridging the gap between her actual income and that which she might reasonably have expected to receive had she not been the mother of a handicapped child;
(2) if he will take steps to introduce an expenses benefit for families with disabled children in line with the recommendations of paragraphs 1521 to 1531 of the Pearson Commission Report on Civil Liability and Compensation for Personal Injury.