HC Deb 12 July 1965 vol 716 c2W
35. Mr. Murray

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what is the purchasing power of family allowances today compared with 1951.

Miss Herbison

On the basis of the Retail Prices Index, the purchasing power of the allowance at present payable for the second child is about the same as in 1951. For the third and subsequent children it is about a quarter more.