§ 62. Mr. JOWETT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the estimated cost of children's allowances of 5s. per week from birth until school-leaving age for all children whose parents are not chargeable for Income Tax after deducting the amounts that would be saved in payments on account of unemployment and poor relief?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
Under the existing law as to the school-leaving age, the cost would be about £130,000,000. Payments in unemployment benefit and Poor Law relief in respect of children vary from time to time with the state of employment, but are insignificant in comparison with this figure.