HL Deb 18 April 1994 vol 554 c1WA
Earl Russell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to simplify the claims procedure for severe hardship payments for 16 and 17 year-olds.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security (Viscount Astor)

The procedures for claiming Income Support on the grounds of unavoidable severe hardship remain under active consideration.