HC Deb 05 March 1991 vol 187 c123W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the cost of making income support payable to pregnant 16 and 17-year-olds from the date that their pregnancy is confirmed.

Mr. Jack

There is inadequate information on which to make a reasonable estimate, because it is not known how many pregnant 16 and 17-year-olds would prefer to claim income support and not take up youth training, which pays an allowance at, normally, a higher rate than income support.

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