HC Deb 27 March 1979 vol 965 cc149-50W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Her Majesty's Government propose to compensate parents and, especially single-parent families, for the loss of tax allowance to which they were previously entitled in respect of children over 18 years undergoing full-time further education, in view of the fact that child benefit ceases on the eighteenth birthday: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Robert Sheldon,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23 March 1979; Vol. 964, c. 771], gave the following information:

The present system of adjusting the scale of parental contributions towards student grants to compensate for the value of child tax allowances withdrawn will continue. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science will in due course announce the rates of contribution for 1979–80, which will take full account of the final withdrawal of child tax allowances.

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