HC Deb 26 March 1969 vol 780 cc323-4W
Mr. John Page

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what criteria are adopted in paying supplementary benefit to a family if both husband and wife are on strike and where a wife is on strike and the husband is not.

Mr. Ennals

If both husband and wife are on strike, supplementary benefit is payable only for the requirements of any dependent children, and it is then subject to the resources of the whole family. If the husband is in full-time work, he, his wife and his children are not entitled to benefit.