§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidelines his Department issues to local authorities in providing support for widowers of working age with young families in the immediate bereavement period and later.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
[holding answer 5 March 1990]: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Social Security on 5 March [Official Report, column 533].