Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that it would be much better to give these people a definite pension, particularly, for instance, victims of polio, on similar lines to what is done for the blind rather than that they should have to go to National Assistance for their weekly allowances?
I am aware of the hon. Lady's concern in these matters, and she will, I know, appreciate that my right hon. Friends the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Minister have personally assured the bodies interested in this problem that the difficulties of the chronic sick and the disabled will be fully examined and considered in our review of social security provisions.