Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Child Benefit on 25th November 1986.
Mrs. Beckett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether it is proposed to cease issuing forms for claiming child benefit to all mothers on the birth of their child?
Mr. Major No. The ending of non-contributory maternity grant will lead to revised arrangements for the issue of child benefit claim forms. They will be issued by local social security offices upon request.