HC Deb 19 January 1965 vol 705 cc46-7W
Mr. Iain Macleod

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance on how many occasions in the Enfield area in the year 1964 the Insurance Officer appealed to the National Insurance Commissioner against the decision of the local tribunal awarding a claim for home confinement grant to an applicant; and what was the result of each appeal.

Miss Herbison

My Enfield local office, which covers the whole of the Enfield area, tell me that they have been able to find only one case of the type the right hon. Gentleman has in mind. It was the case I wrote to him about on 5th January. The right hon. Gentleman will know that the home confinement grant is being absorbed into the maternity grant in respect of confinements on and after 25th January. From that date the increased maternity grant of £22 will be paid to all mothers whether their babies are born at home or in hospital.