§ Mr. Lyell
Section 22(6) of the Social Security Act contains a general power to prescribe a capital cut-off. The actual figure will be in regulations to he laid before Parliament. The White Paper "Reform of Social Security" (Cmnd. 9691) proposed for illustrative purposes that in all income-related benefits capital up to £3,000 should be ignored but a cut-off should be applied at £6,000. This is considerably higher than the £3,000 cut-off currently applied in supplementary benefit.