HC Deb 14 April 2003 vol 403 c644W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether women who had opted to pay reduced rate national insurance contributions and who left paid employment for more than two years because of childcare responsibilities had to make a claim for home responsibilities protection. [109149]

Maria Eagle

Women receiving child benefit for a child under 16 whose reduced rate election had lapsed because they had not been in paid employment for two full tax years would be awarded Home Responsibilities Protection automatically from the following tax year.

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