HC Deb 20 October 1981 vol 10 c102W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will restore child benefit to its level of purchasing power in April 1979.

Mrs. Chalker

No. Child benefit will be increased next month by 50p a week and this will restore its November 1980 value. We shall review the rate again next year in the normal way and in the context of the Budget strategy as a whole.