§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she has any immediate plans to increase family allowances as a measure towards abolishing family poverty; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. O'Malley
No. Our efforts in this field will be directed towards the development and introduction of a new system76W of child cash allowances; these allowances, payable to the mother, will be in respect of each child, including the first.