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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 4th March 1987.


Mr. Corbyn Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in Islington, North claimed the maternity grant in the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Major Information is not available in the precise form requested. The Islington, North constituency is covered by the Department's local offices at Finsbury Park, Highgate and Hoxton, although their boundaries are not conterminous with the constituency. The numbers of claims for maternity grant received at those local offices during the 1986 calendar year were as follows:


Area | Number

Finsbury Park | 1,318

Highgate | 1,656

Hoxton | 321


Mr. Corbyn Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in Islington, North 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 Islington, North, although the boundaries are not conterminous:


Area | Number

Finsbury Park | 1,209

Highgate | 1,105

Hoxton | 695