HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 c130W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will clarify how, under the Government's proposals for the maternity grant in the "Reform of Social Security", savings exceeding £500 will be accounted for.

Mr. Newton

The arrangements will be similar to those currently in force for supplementary benefit single payments for maternity and other needs. If the savings exceed £500 by more than the set amount of the grant, no payment will be made. If the excess over £500 is less than the amount of a full grant, the grant will be reduced by the amount of the excess.