§ Mr. Joel Barnett
The information asked for at 31st March in each year is
Allowance Year of last increase Equivalent value at November 1977 prices of allowance at last increase £ £ Dependent Relative Maintained by single woman 145 1967–68 423 Others 100 1960–61 366
§ Mr. Wakeham
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would the cost be to public funds of increasing the dependent relative allowance to £200 or £300.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 12th January 1978; Vol. 941, c. 793], gave the following information:
About £20 million and £40 million respectively.