HC Deb 15 March 1983 vol 39 c138W
42. Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress is being made towards establishing a general disablement costs allowance.

Mr. Rossi

We remain fully committed to the introduction of a coherent system of benefits for disabled people. Such a system, whether or not it included a disablement costs allowance, would require substantial additional resources, and progress is not possible until these become available.