§ Miss Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many men, including single parents or those registered unfit or incapable of work, have claimed protection under the home responsibilities provision of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 because they have chosen to stay at home to look after children or dependent relatives.
§ Mr. Meacher
The provision to which my hon. Friend refers is not yet operative but will come into force in April 1978. No claims have therefore yet been made.