HC Deb 29 July 1997 vol 299 c244W
Mrs. Ballard

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans she has to review the treatment of local councillors' attendance allowances for the purposes of(a) income support and (b) other benefit entitlement. [7445]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Councillors already receive more favourable treatment in income support and jobseeker's allowance compared with most other claimants, including an exemption from the remunerative work rules. However, we shall be looking at all features of the benefit system as part of our review of social security.