§ Mrs. Chalker
The report is of an internal review which considered improvements that might be made in the services provided for the reduced number of men who will be using the centre from now until it closes in 1985. It was made on the understanding that it would not be published, but that I would make a statement in due course. The recommendations are under urgent consideration, but I cannot yet give details of our conclusions.
Size of family Belgium (See note 1) Luxembourg (See note 2) Netherlands (See notes 3 and 4) United Kingdom (See note 5) £ £ £ £ One child 24.23 19.78 20.19 17.33 Two children 62.66 44.50 52.94 34.66 Three children 115.28 95.42 85.92 51.99 Four children 168.95 146.34 125.77 69.32 Five children 223.00 197.26 165.62 86.65
1 Additional allowances of up to £12.94 are payable for each child aged 6 or over, according to age
2 Additional allowances of up to £6.42 are payable for each child aged 6 or over, according to age
3 The amount payable is reduced by £10.05 where the first child in the family was born after 1 January 1979
4 Double or treble allowances may be paid for a student, apprentice, or disabled person who is substantially maintained by his parents
5 An additional allowance of £10.83 is payable for the first child of a lone parent