HC Deb 26 February 1985 vol 74 cc133-4W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which of the bodies listed as having given oral or written evidence to his social security reviews have advised the Government (a) to abolish the state earnings-related pension scheme, (b) to abolish heating additions or other additions to supplementary benefit, (c) to abolish single payments to supplementary benefit claimants, (d) to abolish the Christmas bonus, (e) to abolish the death grant, (f) to abolish the maternity grant, (g) to create a two-tier child benefit, (h) to tax child benefit, (i) to means-test child benefit, (j) to abolish child benefit for young people between 16 and 19 years and (k) to modify or reduce the housing benefit scheme.

Mr. Whitney

Over 4,000 pieces of evidence covering a wide range of options have been received in the course of the social security review. As we have made clear, the Government do not propose to publish or summarise evidence. However, individuals and organisations are free to publish their evidence, if they wish, and a number have done so. It would be possible to identify and list the published evidence in the manner requested only at disproportionate cost.