HC Deb 09 March 1973 vol 852 cc217-8W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the practice of his Department, in administrative matters, regarding the definition of the term "Head of the Household" or an equivalent term; and what benefits or allowances are available when the requirements of that status are met.

Mrs. Thatcher

The term "Head of the Household" is not used in my Department's administration. Welfare benefits available under the Education Acts are normally assessed by reference to the financial circumstances of parents as defined in the Acts.

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