HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c215W
Mr. Fitzpatrick

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what representations her Department has received since 1 May concerning the proposal to replace state-funded welfare with a birthright portfolio; and what assessment of these proposals has been made by the welfare review team. [28643]

Mr. Field

The Department has received representations from one person proposing a birthright portfolio scheme. We have not yet examined the proposal in detail but will be considering it within the context of the current programme of welfare reform.