HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c433W
52. Mr. Peter Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the level of support for families with children.

Mr. Orme

I am well aware that families with children have found it particularly hard to cope with the squeeze on living standards. This is why, in addition to the £90 million we are spending this year on the introduction of the child benefit scheme, we have just announced an increase in the rate of child benefit for next April which will put over £300 million extra into their pockets.