HC Deb 05 November 1973 vol 863 c54W
Mr. R. C. Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations she has received concerning the operation of Statutory Instrument 1234 which came into operation on 1st September 1973.

Mrs. Thatcher

About 50 letters were received from various sources. A number of these concerned the allowance for the first child where there is no adult dependant. The weekly rate of this allowance in respect of term-time has since been increased from £2.02 to £4.81.