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Maternity Payments

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many women in Northern Ireland were in receipt of maternity allowance grant for each year since 1978; and what proportion of those numbers will continue to receive state aid when the new Government regulations come into force.

Information is not available in the precise form requested. However, the number of £25

Year ended 31 MarchGrants
197824,040
197925,300
198025,590
198125,870
1982125,056
198327,653
198426,293
198526,682
198626,092
198722,705
1 Estimated.
It is estimated that some 12,400 maternity payments at £80 will be made from the social fund during the year ending 31 March 1988.