§ Mr. Fatchett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has received a copy of the report "Poverty in Pregnancy" by the Maternity Alliance, a copy of which has been sent to him; and if he will make a statement on the level of dietary payments in respect of pregnant women receiving state benefit.
§ Mr. Whitney
We have received this report. I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Member for Brent, North (Dr. Boyson) to the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Cohen) on 20 July at columns375–76; since then supplementary benefit has been uprated and the adult scale rates are now 6 per cent. higher in real terms than in November 1978.