HC Deb 25 February 1986 vol 92 c536W
96. Mr. Holt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to give additional financial assistance to those who are long-term unemployed and have never had a job.

Mr. Newton

Those entitled to supplementary benefit will receive additional benefit following the uprating in July. The proposals in the current Social Security Bill to replace the present supplementary benefit scheme by income support are designed to help those with children by providing for a family premium.