HC Deb 09 June 1997 vol 295 c358W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will review the incapacity benefit all work test and make it her policy to replace it with a work-related scheme. [1322]

Mr. Worthington

The Secretary of State for Social Security is considering the evidence submitted to the Social Security Select Committee's review of incapacity benefit. In keeping with the principle of parity in social security matters any changes introduced in Great Britain will be mirrored in Northern Ireland.