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Family Income

Volume 893: debated on Monday 16 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what evidence she has that failure of the husband to hand over adequate funds to the wife is a significant cause of family poverty.

I would refer the hon. Member to the evidence given by my Department to the Select Committee on Tax Credits (Cmnd. 341-III, App. 23) in which it was concluded that there was little likelihood of obtaining reliable information on this subject which could be related to families in general.