§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many voluntary organisations responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee's proposals for a partial incapacity benefit; and what was the view held by them.
§ Mr. Newton
I understand that to date 21 letters have been received by the Social Security Advisory Committee commenting on its suggestions for a partial incapacity benefit. I understand that the representations are generally in favour of a benefit to assist disabled workers, but they express no clear preference for either of the committe's suggestions.