§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why he has neither set a target level for child benefit related to average earnings or supplementary allowances for children, nor decided to index link child benefit to rises in prices of earnings.
§ Mr. Orme
I would refer the hon. Member to the replies I gave to him and the hon. Member for Ealing, Action (Sir G. Young) on 7th February and to the reply given by my right hon. Friend to 421W the hon. Member for Kensington (Sir B. Rhys Williams) on the same day.—[Vol. 943, c. 1222–4; Vol. 943, c. 528; Vol. 943, c. 528.]