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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 7th April 1987.


Mr. Barron Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in the Rother Valley constituency claimed maternity grant in the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Major Information is not available in the form requested.

The Rother Valley constituency is covered by the Department's local offices at Rotherham North and Rotherham South, although their boundaries are not conterminous with the constituency. The numbers of claims for maternity grant received at the two Rotherham local offices during the 1986 calendar year were as follows:


Area | Number

Rotherham North | 769

Rotherham South | 2,577


Mr. Barron Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in the Colne Valley constituency claimed maternity grant in the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Major Information is not available in the form requested.

The Colne Valley constituency is covered by the Department's local office at Huddersfield, although its boundaries are not conterminous with the constituency. The number of claims for maternity grant received at the Huddersfield local office during the 1986 calendar year was 2,651.