HC Deb 01 March 1955 vol 537 cc259-60W
119. Mr. McKay

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what would be the cost of paying the family allowance of 8s. for the first child or the eldest child; and how many of these children there are now.

Mr. Marples

The answer to the first part of the Question is about £130 million a year and to the second about 6¼ million.