§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why the office of her Department in Newcastle has not issued a family allowance, though it has been processed, to Mrs. Hain, of 17A Muirhouse Bank, Edinburgh, EHA.
§ Mr. O'Malley
The local office has been authorised to make payments weekly to Mrs. Hain from 15th July onwards. I am sorry that there have been delays at Newcastle central office. There is a question of the date of entitlement arising on Mrs. Hain's claim which is being 333W investigated in order to enable any arrears to be paid.