HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c422W
19. Sir George Young

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to announce the next increase in child benefit.

Mr. Orme

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced last Friday—[Vol. 935, c. 991–2]—that the child benefit rate will go up to £2.30 a child in April 1978, with an extra £1 for the first child in a one-parent family.