HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c396W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, as a matter of urgency, she will now consider raising the family allowance and extending it to the first child.

Mrs. Castle

Work is proceeding urgently on a scheme of family endowment, which will include the first or only child, to replace the existing family allowances scheme. I shall make an announcement on these matters as soon as I can.