§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what date women who successfully claimed maternity allowance were informed of the new conditions regarding dependent husbands.
§ Mr. Whitney
I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's reply to him on 31 October at column1096. The Department will continue to send the special letter about the new conditions for claiming an increase for a dependent husband to all successful claimants to maternity allowance until such time as the revised maternity benefit claim form is available in the new year.