§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received resulting from his proposals to terminate the entitlement to supplementary benefit to claimants under the age of 18 years.
§ Mr. Whitney
None. We have made no such proposals. Entitlement of young people to supplementary benefit is one of the issues being considered in the review of social security, the outcome of which we hope to announce in the course of the next few months. Representations were invited on this issue following the announcement of the review in April last year, and all those submitted are being carefully considered.