§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will publish a revised version of the table in the technical appendix of the social security White Paper on possible rates of benefit, to take account of the average 20 per cent. rates contribution proposed in the Green Paper on local government finance;
(2) whether the rates contribution which he proposes should be paid by supplementary benefit claimants is to be deducted at source in a manner similar to the fuel direct procedures; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
As my right hon. Friend made clear in the debate on Second Reading of the Social Security Bill, the proposed social security structure will have to be developed in the light of discussions on the local government finance Green Paper. It would therefore be premature to consider revising the technical annex illustrative figures in this respect, or to seek to take detailed decisions about administrative arrangements.
§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will publish tables comparable to tables P1 to P6 in the technical annex to "Reform of Social Security," Cmnd. 9691, showing pension projections on the assumption that (a) the periods of no earnings specified in paragraph 1.3 of the annex occur at the start of the person's career, followed by the periods of lower and higher earnings, in that order and (b) the person's career starts with the period of higher earnings, followed by lower earnings and no earnings, in that order.
§ Mr. Newton
I regret that to provide illustrations on the lines requested by the hon. Member would involve disproportionate use of computer and manpower resources.
§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) whether he will publish tables comparable to tables P1 to P6 in the technical annex to "Reform of Social Security", Cmnd. 9691, showing pension projections on the assumption that the contracted-out rebate is not boosted by the 2 per cent. incentive addition for the first five years;
(2) whether he will publish tables similar to tables P5 and P6 of the technical annex to the White Paper, "Reform of Social Security", Cmnd. 9691, but assuming that the husband died at the age of 64 years.
NHS non-psychiatric, non-maternity hospitals Regional health authorities Estimated number of in-patient cases with a diagnosis of post-operative infection 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 Northen 580 590 610 790 890 Yorkshire 910 1,060 980 1,110 1,150 Trent 1,340 1,430 1,450 1,460 1,800