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One-Parent Families

Volume 929: debated on Monday 4 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to implement the Finer Report's recommendation that maintenance and affiliation order defaulters should not be imprisoned.

My right hon. Friend has no present intention of introducing legislation for this purpose. He is not satisfied that this recommendation could be implemented without causing unaccept- able hardship to the recipients or unacceptable extra public expenditure.