§ Mrs. Hayman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied that the information regarding the child benefit scheme to be intruduced in April 1977 now available in post offices is accurate, particularly in relation to the tax free nature of the benefit.
§ Mr. Orme
The child benefit leaflets now available in post offices were issued before my announcement on 23rd September that the benefit would be tax-free from April 1977. An amending leaflet is now being prepared explaining the new arrangements and will be on display in post offices early in December.
§ Sir George Young
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether heads of households in the United Kingdom, with children overseas, will be entitled to child benefit as from 1st April 1977.
§ Mr. Orme
Regulations made under Section 13 of the Child Benefit Act 1975 prescribe the circumstances in which benefit may be paid for children outside Great Britain. Generally payment can be made for short temporary absences only.