Unemployment and Sickness Benefits

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd November 1965.

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Photo of Mr Gilbert Longden Mr Gilbert Longden , South West Hertfordshire 12:00 am, 22nd November 1965

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether in order to relate unemployment and sickness benefits to earnings, as proposed in the National Plan, she intends also to relate contributions to earnings.

Photo of Miss Peggy Herbison Miss Peggy Herbison , Lanarkshire North

I must ask the hon. Member to await presentation of the Government's detailed proposals.

Photo of Mr Gilbert Longden Mr Gilbert Longden , South West Hertfordshire

May I ask the right hon. Lady when that will be?

Photo of Miss Peggy Herbison Miss Peggy Herbison , Lanarkshire North

I hope that it will not be very long.