HC Deb 16 June 1997 vol 296 c94W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many reviews of social security benefits are being conducted by her Department. [2674]

Mr. Field

We are committed to modernising the structure and delivery of Social Security in order to encourage independence, social cohesion and well being; to develop an active welfare system which supports work, savings and honesty; and to help tackle effectively unjustifiable social and economic inequalities. To that end we will be examining the major components of the system. We will consult on specific issues in due course.