HC Deb 08 December 1994 vol 251 c360W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she is taking to enable invalidity benefit claimants becoming members of health authorities to retain their right to invalidity benefit rather than claiming members' emoluments; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Hague

I have been asked to reply. It is an established principle of the social security benefit system that earnings are taken into account in full, whether or not the claimant chooses to waive receipt. There are no plans to alter this arrangement.