HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 c57W
Mr. Gordon Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if it is his intention under the proposals in "The Reform of Social Security" to pay an extra rate of income support to a claimant who has an adult dependent partner.

Mr. Newton

As stated in chapter 2 of "Reform of Social Security", volume 2 (Cmnd. 9518), we intend to pay separate rates of income support to couples, and to continue to aggregate their needs and resources.