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Prisoners' Wives (Financial Assistance)

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the Under-Secretary of State's reply to the hon. Member for Ince on 25 February concerning financial assistance to prisoners wives, when the Supplementary Benefits Commission decided on the provisions for expenses as set out in the reply; and why it was decided that such a provision should not apply where a husband is in prison in Northern Ireland.