HC Deb 11 December 1979 vol 975 c586W
39. Mr. Haynes

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will institute a general review of the system of contributory social security grants.

Mr. Prentice

A review of death grant is already under way. My hon. Friend has already assured the House that we shall give very careful consideration to the possibility that the maternity grant should be made non-contributory.