Carers

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th June 2004.

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Photo of Mr Bill Tynan Mr Bill Tynan Labour, Hamilton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of proposals for paying a wage for carers.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The answer the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State my hon. Friend Mr. Pond gave my hon. Friend on 16 June 2004, Hansard, column 1019W, explained the Government's position on support for carers. We have no plans to introduce a carer's wage.

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