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Kampuchea

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards a reconstructed Government for Kampuchea which would include Pol Pot representatives.

Our policy towards a reconstructed Cambodian Government would be decide supplement in Northern Ireland; what steps he proposes to take to increase the take-up rate; and if he will make a statement.

Precise figures on current take-up of family income supplement in Northern Ireland are not available, but it is estimated that the overall rate of take-up in 1980 was around 50 per cent. In an effort to improve this situation an advertising campaign was mounted on local radio and television and in the press during the two weeks beginning 26 October 1981. It is too early to assess the results which have been achieved.