§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration he is giving to raising the terms of reciprocal social security agreements with other countries to include payment of the mobility allowance from the day of arrival in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Ennals
Any extension of the scope of existing bilateral social security agreements to include mobility allowance would normally be appropriate only if the other countries concerned had an equivalent benefit. So far as I am aware, mobility allowance is not a benefit generally available as part of the social security schemes of those countries.