§ Mr. Laurence Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to introduce legislation to continue invalid care allowance for up to eight weeks after the death of the person being cared for; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Maria Eagle
We propose to make this change by Regulatory Reform Order. The necessary consultation ended on 15 October 2001. 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.