§ Mr. Eggar
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether there are any plans to extend the provision of the Social Security Act 1975 to make invalid care allowances available to married women who are residing with or maintained by their husbands and are looking after elderly relatives; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Prentice
There are no plans to extend entitlement to invalid care allowance to married women who are residing with or maintained by their husbands. Until the economy has revived it is not possible to consider such extensions of the national insurance scheme.