§ Mr. Freud
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, pursuant to the answer of the Under-Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Wallasey (Mrs. Chalker), Official Report, 6 April, columns 209–210, he has received any evidence which would justify the introduction of financial assistance for young people from low income families who leave school after sitting public examinations but who cannot claim supplementary benefit until September.
§ Mrs. Chalker
No. Where the family is receiving supplementary benefit, there is no net financial loss for the family as a whole arising from the new rules for school leavers. All families, of course, remain entitled to child benefit until September.