HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c291W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the value of family allowances expressed as a percentage of average earnings.

Mr. Dean

The family allowances payable for families containing two, three or four children amount respectively to 2.4, 5 or 7.6 per cent. of the average earnings of male manual workers estimated as in May 1973.