HC Deb 27 November 1996 vol 286 c256W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what additional resources he has made available to support carers who have accepted a loss of paid employment to look after a disabled relative. [5918]

Mr. Jonathan Evans

Carers may apply for the full range of social security benefits. Invalid care allowance is specifically designed for carers who have given up the opportunity of full-time work to provide regular and substantial care. Benefit arrangements are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Security.