HC Deb 01 July 2002 vol 388 c81W
15. Mr. Kidney

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what circumstances payments to carers for reimbursement of expenses for attending meetings are disregarded for benefit purposes. [63400]

Maria Eagle

All reasonable expenses incurred by a volunteer as a direct result of volunteering are disregarded.

A volunteer is defined as someone who performs a service and does not expect or receive payment other than expenses.