§ Miss Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will414W
would be inappropriate to exclude from such arrangements a mistress or second wife living in the same household as this might lead to her establishing an entitlement to benefit in her own right at greater cost to public funds. As regards the number of wives for which a man may receive supplementary benefit I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Norfolk, North (Mr. Howell) on 8th February.—[Vol. 943, c. 573–4.]
§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether allowance is given in calculation of supplementary benefit of whether a New Commonwealth immigrant claimant has more than one wife.