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Gwent County Council

Volume 87: debated on Wednesday 27 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will grant additional financial support to Gwent county council to meet the cost of proposed changes in (a) pension arrangements and facilities and the introduction of family credit and (b) the operation of state maternity allowance.

I have been asked to reply.The Government's proposals for social security have not yet been finalised. Once they have been my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales will be consulting the Local Authorities Association on their effect in the usual way.