Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Maternity and Death Grants on 22nd January 1987.
Mrs. Beckett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) whether it remains the Government’s intention to abolish maternity and death grants in April 1987;
(2) whether he has sought independent legal advice regarding the legality of the Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Regulations 1986.
Mr. Major I refer the hon. Member to my statement to the House today.