HC Deb 16 January 1986 vol 89 c701W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if it is proposed that 16 to 17-year-olds should be entitled to claim benefit in their own right once the income support scheme has come into effect.

Mr. Newton

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher) on 13 January at column495.