HC Deb 08 May 1984 vol 59 c355W
30. Mr. Hannam

asked the Secreetary of State for Social Services what progress is being made in bringing together information on partial incapacity benefit in overseas countries.

Mr. Newton

Details of some 10 overseas schemes have now been received. The Department is continuing the process of examining these to see whether they offer information which can be of use to us. However, as my hon. Friend will appreciate, the varied nature of different social security systems makes valid comparison difficult.