§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has completed his consideration of the child benefit legislation which affects children in care who return home temporarily.
§ Mr. Newton:
Yes. A draft amending regulation will shortly be referred to the Social Security Advisory Committee. The intention will be to provide for child benefit to be payable in respect of a child, who is in the care of a local authority, but who nevertheless spends a period of seven consecutive nights at home.