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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 25th March 1987.


Mr. Dubs Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in Putney 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, 835 claims to maternity allowance were made at the Department's office in Wandsworth which covers the constituency, although the boundaries are not conterminous.

Mr. Dubs Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in Welwyn and Hatfield 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 the constituency, although the boundaries are not conterminous.


Area | Number

Hatfield | 681

Hertford | 1,067

St. Albans | 1,056


Mr. Dubs Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in Battersea 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 the constituency although the boundaries are not conterminous:


Area | Number

Battersea (1) |  n/a

Balham (1) | n/a

Wandsworth | 835


(1) Claims for these offices are dealt with at Broadstairs outstation.

A total of 3,703 claims were dealt with at that office but this total includes claims proper to other offices.