HC Deb 26 January 1971 vol 810 cc70-1W
67. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether a man whose family is entitled to a family income supplement will lose such entitlement either if he joins in strike action or loses his job through alleged industrial misconduct or for any similar reason.

Mr. Dean

No. Subsisting awards would not be affected though fresh awards could not be made to claimants who were not in full-time work on the date of the claim. In such cases the family would normally be eligible for supplementary benefit.