§ Mr. Skinner
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will now take steps to implement the recommendations of the Social Security Advisory318W Committee to provide transitional protection for those people who will no longer qualify for severe disability premium after 11 November; and if he will make a statement.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Steps have already been taken. Regulations which came into force on 11 November provide preserved rights for those who secured the premium, or took steps to secure it, through joint tenancies or co-ownerships before 21 October 1991.