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Attendance Allowance

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services it he will arrange for foster parents who look after exclusively a severely handicapped child to receive the same attendance allowance as parents who have to care for a severely handicapped child.

As I announced in my reply to Questions from the hon. Member for Exeter (Mr. Hannam) and my hon. Friend the Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) on 21st March, the regulations are being amended to enable attendance allowance to be paid for handicapped foster children, who otherwise satisfy the conditions for the allowance, by not later than 1st September 1977.— [Vol. 928, c. 409–10.]

tions were dispensed by chemists under the National Health Service in the Leek parliamentary constituency in each of the past three years; and what was the value of these prescriptions.

Information in the form requested is not readily available. The number and value of National Health Service prescriptions dispensed by pharmacists in the former Staffordshire Executive Council Area and from April 1974 in the larger Staffordshire Family Practitioner Committee Area—in both of which the Leek constituency is included —were as follows: