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Family Allowances

Volume 889: debated on Monday 24 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region qualified to claim for the increase in family allowances have so far tailed to do so.

No precise information is available, but as far as can be judged the uprating has been carried out satisfactorily. Anybody whose order book still contains orders at the old rate from 8th April should without delay send the book into the Department's local office for overstamping.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she is satisfied with the publicity used by her Department to draw the public's attention to the increase in family allowances; what proposals she has to increase the publicity; and if she will make a statement.

It is too early to make any final assessments but over £91,000 has been spent, mainly on daily and Sunday newspaper advertising. There were also posters in post offices, and leaflets handed to those cashing allowances in the week beginning 3rd February.