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Maternity Payments

Volume 114: debated on Thursday 9 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in the Wolverhampton, North-East constituency claimed maternity grant in the latest year for which figures are available.

Information is not available in the form requested.The Wolverhampton, North-East constituency is covered by the Department's local offices at Wolverhampton, North and Wolverhampton, South although their boundaries are not conterminous with the constituency. The numbers of claims for maternity grant received at these two offices during the 1986 calendar year were as follows:

Number
Wolverhampton, North2,066
Wolverhampton, South2,072

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women in (a) Orkney and (b) Shetland claimed the maternity grant in the last year for which figures are available.

The numbers of claims for maternity grant received during the 1986 calendar year at the Department's local offices at Kirkwall and Lerwick, which cover the constituency, were 216 and 356 respectively.