HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 cc56-7W
Mrs. Wise

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will change the regulations relating to family income supplement, so as to provide that in the case of a one-parent family the requirement be reduced so that persons working at least 20 hours per week would qualify, in the light of the extra burdens borne by the head of a one-parent family.

Mr. Orme

Although I sympathise with my hon. Friend's objective, I cannot at present make any change to hours of work for one parent families claiming family income supplement.