HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c247W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has now completed his inquiries into the questions asked of single mothers about the putative father of their children and other subjects; and if he will now announce the withdrawal of the instructions to his Department's officials to ask such questions.

Mrs. Chalker

These procedures are still being examined. We shall make a statement when the examination is complete.