HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 c27W
64. Mr. Hastings

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take steps to ensure that the proposed increases in family allowances are coincidental with the increased cost of living due to the removal of food subsidies.

Mr. R. A. Butler

For legislative and other reasons it is necessary to bring the increases of pensions and allowances into force at varying dates. This will be done as quickly as possible in each case. It is not possible to synchronise these increases with all the increases of food prices.