HC Deb 02 March 1971 vol 812 c390W
69. Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he has taken to ensure prompt payment of maternity grants during the Post Office strike.

Mr. Dean

Because of the difficulties caused by the postal strike, local offices of the Department have been authorised to make payment of maternity grant in cases where there is evidence that delay would cause hardship.