§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether in France and West Germany parents are able to continue drawing family allowance for a child who has left school until he or she takes up employment, but that the child has no entitlement to any sort of unemployment benefit; and if he will show which other EEC countries operate a similar system.
§ Mr. Orme
I understand that in West Germany, Italy and Luxembourg family allowances may continue in such circumstances up to age 18. In France, family allowances may be paid under certain conditions for a maximum of one year from the date the child completes his compulsory education. I am not aware of any similar provisions elsewhere in the European Community.