Social Security

Part of Clause 21 – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th March 1977.

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Photo of Mrs Lynda Chalker Mrs Lynda Chalker , Wallasey 12:00 am, 24th March 1977

Will it be possible in some way to publish the note—which the hon. Gentleman kindly let a number of us have before the debate—on the effect of FIS on child benefit? I feel that it will not be clear to other hon. Members who are trying to answer the inquiries of their constituents about exactly what is happening unless we can have that statement, which is five or six pages long and has three detailed tables at the back, made fully available to hon. Members and not just left in the Whips' Offices, where, with respect, papers tend to get lost. There are also many people outside the House who need to make these calculations in order to advise their clients. They do not have access to our Whips' Offices. Can the hon. Gentleman make some arrangement for publishing the paper in full?