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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 April 1987.


Mrs. Renée Short Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in the Wolverhampton North-East constituency claimed maternity grant in the latest year for which figures are available.

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

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


Area | Number

Wolverhampton North | 2,066

Wolverhampton South | 2,072


Mr. Wallace Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in (a) Orkney and (b) Shetland claimed the maternity grant in the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Major The numbers of claims for maternity grant received during the 1986 calendar year at the Department's local offices at Kirkwall and Lerwick, which cover the constituency, were 216 and 356 respectively.