HC Deb 25 February 1976 vol 906 c270W
Miss Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current real value of the family allowance relative to its value in 1968.

Mr. Meacher

On the basis of the movement in the General Index of the Retail Prices Index, the equivalent in January 1976, the latest month for which figures are available, of the £0.90 and £1.00 family allowances rates introduced in October 1968, was £2.02 and £2.24 respectively.