HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 c85W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the present rate of maternity grant was fixed; and what is the current purchasing power compared with that date.

Mr. Orme

Maternity grant was last increased, to £25, in November 1969. Its current value, taking account of the subsequent movement in the Retail Price Index up to March 1976, is £11.55.

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