HC Deb 25 January 1971 vol 810 cc51-2W
Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received from the Staffordshire Federation of Women's Institutes on the question of single women caring for sick and elderly parents; and what has been his reply.

Mr. Alison

The Federation has invited me to comment on the proposition that single women who relinquish paid employment to care for sick and infirm parents in the home should receive some payment from the State for their service. In my reply I shall be pointing out that supplementary benefit is already available if needed. I shall also be referring to the new attendance allowance, payable from the end of this year, which will help in some of these cases.

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