Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit on 1st December 1986.
Mr. J. Enoch Powell Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pending legislation, he will authorise the extra-statutory concession, corresponding with Northern Ireland circular 522/86 and providing continuity of supplementary benefit at the long-term rate for beneficiaries who have removed from Northern Ireland to Great Britain.
Mr. Major My right hon. Friend has already authorised extra-statutory payments. I refer the right hon. Member to circular S22/86, a copy of which is in the Library.