HC Deb 15 October 2001 vol 372 c824W
19. Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when new carers over the age of 65 will be eligible to apply for carers' benefits. [3594]

Maria Eagle

We propose to make this change by Regulatory Reform Order. The necessary consultation ends today. We will lay the Order as soon as practicable and it will be considered by the Deregulation Committee thereafter. Following a period of 60 days, it will be laid before the House using the Superaffirmative Procedure. A similar procedure will be followed in the other place.