Department of Social Security

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 5MAL/C/09
  • Dates of Creation
      1980-2003
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

The file consists largely of correspondence between Maternity Alliance Co-ordinators (Ruth Evans and Christine Gowdridge from 1986) and ministers at the DSS. The same letters is often sent in duplicate to different ministers. Subjects include child support for families on Supplementary Benefit; procedures for claiming free milk and vitamins in pregnancy; Statutory Maternity Pay and Maternity Payments from the Social Fund; the case of Deborah Banks v Tesco and the Secretary of State for Social Security; the DSS consultation document Improving Decision Making and Appeals in Social Security, together with the responses of the Child Poverty Action Group (poor quality fax) and the MA to that document; advance copy of a ministerial speech to a seminar at the Institute for Public Policy Research, 14 Jul 1998; MA submission to the Social Security Committee 2001 on Maternity Expenses from the Discretionary Social Fund;