Written Question on Maternity Allowance and Maternity Pay

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Date Title Questioner
21 Nov 2017, 1:37 p.m. Maternity Allowance and Maternity Pay Sir Edward Davey

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance has been to the public purse in each of the last five years.

Answer (Caroline Dinenage)

Answers to both the cost and how many women were in receipt of statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance in each of the last five years can be found in the “Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2017”.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2017

For what the cost of statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance has been to the public purse in each of the last five years please refer to Table 1a, Expenditure by benefit (nominal terms) or Table 1b, Expenditure by benefit (real terms prices).

For how many women were in receipt of statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance in each of the last five years please refer to Table 1c, Caseloads by benefits.


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