§ 30. Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will introduce legislation to amend section 470W 6 of the Social Security (No. 2) Act 1980 with regard to the forfeiture of supplementary benefit by those involved in industrial disputes.
§ Dr. Boyson
The provisions of section 6 of the Social Security (No. 2) Act 1980 are designed to ensure that strikers or their unions bear part of the responsibility for the maintenance of dependants. The Government do not propose to amend this legislation.