HC Deb 22 November 1983 vol 49 cc119-20W
Ms. Harman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the fact that maintenance payments to custodial parents on supplementary benefit do not affect the recipient's standard of income, if he will introduce a supplementary benefit disregard for maintenance payments under these circumstances.

Dr. Boyson

No. The primary responsibility for maintaining a child should rest with its parents.

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