HC Deb 18 June 1974 vol 875 cc78-9W
9. Mr. Nigel Lawson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she will take steps to provide that supplementary benefit for the wives and children of men on strike shall be paid only to the wives and not, as at present, to the strikers themselves.

Mr. O'Malley

No. My right hon. Friend sees no advantage in amending the law in this way.