HC Deb 13 March 1973 vol 852 cc338-9W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Minister of Agriculture. Fisheries and Food 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.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

My Department uses the term "head of the household" only in relation to the collection of information under the National Food Survey. For this purpose, the term is normally taken to mean the individual who is the owner, pays the rent or maintains the household.