HC Deb 28 October 1976 vol 918 cc345-6W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will confirm that under the new child benefit Arrangements announced on 23rd september 1976 it is still the Government's intertion to raise by £95 million in 1977–78 the net amount of financial support given to families with childern.

Mr. Orme

Precise figures of costs cannot yet be given because some of the detailed arrangements consequent on the change in structure have yet to be settled, but the cost would be of the same order of magnitude as under the earlier plans, some £95 million.