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Acton Hospital

Volume 955: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about the future of Acton Hospital.

Widowed mother's allowance74155151†
Child special allowance0·140·40·4
Child benefit (increase)1826
TOTAL (rounded)75174178
* Assuming no increases in these benefits in 1979–80.
† After adjustment for the increases in child benefit already announced for April 1979.
One-parent families have, however, shared in the improvements which the Government have made in a much wider range of benefits, including increases in the rates of benefit and other provisions. In particular, several changes favourable to one-parent families have been made in the supplementary benefits scheme, which caters for a substantial number of such families. A full statement of the Government's measures to help one-parent families is contained in the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn and Hatfield (Mrs. Hayman) on 3rd August.—[Vol. 955, c.