HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c201W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what will be the relationship between the access to Social Fund grants and loans made available to recipients of family credit and that available to recipients of the working families tax credit. [71505]

Dawn Primarolo

[holding answer 16 February 1999]: Recipients of Family Credit have access to Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Payments. However, the increased generosity of the Working Families Tax Credit will mean that support provided through the tax credit could go considerably further up the income distribution than with Family Credit. The Government are therefore considering whether, in the future, it will still be appropriate to passport all WFTC claimants onto these additional benefits.