HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c296W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what amounts he has allowed for(a) maternity payments and (b) funeral payments in the budget for the social fund for 1988–89.

Mr. Portillo

Maternity and funeral payments under the social fund are not subject to budget discipline and are not therefore a part of the social fund budget announced recently.