§ Mr. Cockeram
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is now in a position to make an announcement about the payment of social security benefits to members of the reserve forces.
§ Mr. Freeman
I am pleased to announce that volunteers in the Reserve Forces will be able to earn the standard quarter day's pay for each of up to 16 mid-week drill nights in a year without suffering any reduction in unemployment benefit. The necessary amending regulations will be introduced shortly.