HC Deb 22 February 1999 vol 326 c174W
Dr. Gibson

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will release the report of the Social Security Advisory Committee concerning luncheon vouchers and other vouchers. [72281]

Mr. Timms

We are considering the Social Security Advisory Committee's report on regulations to bring non-cash vouchers into line with the treatment of cash earnings for National Insurance contribution purposes. Where the Committee reports on a set of regulations, the Secretary of State is required to publish it, and the Government's response, when tabling the regulations. There is no requirement to publish the Committee's report where a decision is taken not to table the regulations. We shall make a further statement shortly.