HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c597W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the cost of paying a 30 per cent. addition for the women dependent on supplementary benefit during pregnancy.

Mrs. Chalker

Detailed information on the numbers of pregnant women on supplementary benefit is not available, but at a very rough estimate, the proposal might cost from £2 million to £4 million a year.