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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Maternity Payments

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Maternity Payments on 27th February 1987.


Mr. Skinner Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claims for maternity allowance have been made in the county of Derbyshire at the latest available date.

Mr. Major In the 12 months ending April 1986, the latest year for which figures are available, the following number of claims to maternity allowance were made at the Department's offices which cover the county, although the boundaries are not conterminous:


Area |Number

Derby (London Road) | 1,551

Derby (Beckett Street) | 1,233

Derby (Heritage Gate) | 1,071

Chesterfield | 1,860

Ilkestone | 928


Mr. Garrett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in North Tyneside received maternity allowance in the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Major Information is not available in the form requested. But in the 12 months ending April 1986, the latest year for which figures are available, the following number of claims to maternity allowance were made at the Department's offices which cover North Tyneside although the boundaries are not conterminous:


Area | Number

Newcastle (East) | 983

Wallsend | 624

North Shields | 807


Mr. Lofthouse Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley received maternity allowance in the last year for which figures are available.

§Mr. Major Information is not available in the form requested. But in the 12 months ending April 1986, the latest year for which figures are available, the following numbers of claims to maternity allowance were made at the Department's offices which cover Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley although the boundaries are not conterminous:


Area | Number

Pontefract | 658

Castleford | 784