§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the total amount of child support which will be received by parents in respect of a child in each of the various age brackets (a) when in work, (b) when sick or short-term unemployed and (c) when dependent on supplementary benefit after the changes in child allowances of April 1979 have taken effect.
§ Mr. Orme
Following is the information in weekly amounts:
Age In work* (a) Sick or short-term unemployed † (b) Dependent on supplementary benefit (c) £ £ £ Under 5 4.00 4.85 4.40 5.10 4.00 4.85 5.30 11.12 4.00 4.85 6.55 13.15 4.00 4.85 7.95 16.17 4.00 4.85 9.55 18 and over 4.00 ‡ 4.85 ‡ 12.45 * An increase of child benefit of £2 is payable in respect of one child in a one-parent family. † The rates shown relate to beneficiaries who are either unemployed or sick in the short-term. Higher rates may apply in the case of long-term sickness. ‡ There is an upper age limit of 19 for child benefit and national insurance child dependency increases.