Family Allowances (Unmarried Parents)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th November 1973.

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Photo of Mr Paul Dean Mr Paul Dean , Somerset North 12:00 am, 6th November 1973

The main reason is that were we to have different arrangements it would involve delicate inquiries having to be made, whereas the value of the present arrangements is that they are extremely simple, and the millions of families who draw family allowances have only the minimum of questions to answer in drawing these allowances. This matter will be completely resolved under the tax credit arrangements, because child credits will be payable for every child.