1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Child Benefit
Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Child Benefit on 21st November 1985.
Mrs. Renée Short Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of single mothers who have withdrawn claims for child benefit in each single year since 1979, the number of case papers which have been requested from benefit officers' staff by social security fraud squad officers in each single year since 1979; and if he will list the total number of officers who have been employed by his Department as fraud squad investigators during the same period giving a breakdown of the regions of the country to which they have been assigned.
Mr. Major I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.