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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Death and Maternity Grants

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Death and Maternity Grants on 27th January 1987.


Mr. Meacher Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he now proposes to take in the light of the discovery that under the regulatory powers governing the operation of the Social Fund in the Social Security Act 1986, no provision exists for him to determine the size of payments for death or maternity grant purposes.

Mr. Major I refer the hon. Member to the statement that I made to the House on 22 January 1987 at column 1042.