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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 9th March 1987.


Dr. Bray Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in Motherwell, South 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 twelve 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 Motherwell South, although the boundaries are not conterminous:


Area | Number

Motherwell | 600

Hamilton | 1,239

Wishaw | 465


Mr. Litherland Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in Manchester, Central 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 Manchester, Central constituency, although the boundaries are not conterminous:


Area | Number

Manchester, Central | 191

Openshaw | 790

Failsworth | 1,003

Longsight | 524

Cheetham | 651