Long-term Sick

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th August 1966.

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Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames 12:00 am, 8th August 1966

asked the Minister of Social Security whether she is yet ready to bring forward her proposals for improving the benefits payable to the long-term sick.

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

Can the right hon. Lady give any indication when she will be in a position to tell the House what her proposal is?

Photo of Miss Peggy Herbison Miss Peggy Herbison , Lanarkshire North

First of all, the Ministry of Social Security Act makes additional provision for many of the present long-term sick. I am only too well aware that this is just a small step forward. There is still much to be done, and no one knows better than the right hon. Gentleman that many problems still have to be examined. In the review we are examining all of those problems in order to try to find solutions.