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Family Income Supplement

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will revise the criteria for family income supplement in order that women may qualify as the breadwinner if their spouse or their common law husband is unemployed.

The information is as follows, in respect of the two local offices—Huddersfield and Dewsbury—in the Kirklees district:

The information is as follows, in respect of the two local offices—Oldham and Failsworth—in the Oldham district:

The Family Income Supplements Act has already been amended to pave the way for the introduction of equal treatment of men and women. The Government's intention to bring this into operation in November 1983 was approved during the passage of the amending Act.