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One-Parent Families

Volume 957: debated on Tuesday 7 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he now proposes to take to remedy the situation that has arisen in the payment of child benefit or supplementary benefit to one-parent families.

I have no plans to change the present arrangements whereby supplementary benefit is payable to the extent necessary to bring a claimant's income, including any child benefit, up to the supplementary benefit level appropriate to his or her circumstances.