HC Deb 25 April 1986 vol 96 c264W
Mr. Wareing

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on Government policy on invalidity care allowance following the opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court that married women should be eligible to receive invalid care allowance.

Mr. Newton

The judgment of the European Court on the application of the EC Equal Treatment Directive to invalid care allowance is not expected until June. The Advocate-General gave his opinion to the court on 22 April. This opinion is not binding, but we are of course considering the position carefully in the light of it.

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