HC Deb 15 December 1975 vol 902 cc517-8W
Mr. Ovenden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action she intends to take to reduce the differential between supplementary benefit scales for single-parent families and two-parent families.

Mr. O'Malley

None. My hon. Friend no doubt has in mind the special addition

for the Birmingham Area Health Authority in 1974–75 and 1973–74.

Dr. Owen

Information about numbers of staff recruited each year is not maintained centrally by the Birmingham Area Health Authority (Teaching), and the cost of collecting it from all the individual establishments authorised to engage staff would be excessive.