Ministry of Social Security

Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th May 1966.

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Bill to provide for the appointment of a Minister of Social Security and the transfer to him of the functions of the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance and of certain functions of the National Assistance Board; to replace Part II of the National Assistance Act 1948 by provisions giving rights to noncontributory benefit; and for purposes connected with those matters, presented by Miss Margaret Herbison; supported by The Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. William Ross, Mr. Cledwyn Hughes, Mr. Douglas Houghton, Mr. Harold Davies, and Mr. Norman Pentland; read the First time; to be read a Second time on Monday next and to be printed. [Bill 18.]