§ Mr. Frank Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many social fund claims for maternity expenses were made and how many were awarded during the month of April.
§ Mr. Portillo
Figures are not available for April only. During the period 6 April 1987 to 5 May 1987, 16,148 claims for social fund maternity payments were made. During that same period, 11,249 awards were made.