§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what guidance the Chief Adjudication Officer has 99W issued on the meaning of adult in paragraph 18 of schedule 4 to the Supplementary Benefit (Requirements) Regulations 1983.
§ Mr. Portillo
The Chief Adjudication Officer's guidance on paragraph 18 of schedule 4 is contained in circular S 42/85, a copy of which is in the Library. Paragraph 1 of the circular says that any person aged 16 or over should be regarded as an adult.