HC Deb 10 July 1979 vol 970 c107W
Q8. Mr. Peter Bottomley

asked the Prime Minister which Minister or Ministers is or are responsible for announcing the next increase in child benefit.

The Prime Minister

While my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services is responsible for reviewing the rate of child benefit, any decision is for the Government as a whole. The circumstances at the time of the announcement determine which Minister announces increases in child benefit.