HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 cc347-8W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the cost of administration of family allowance in each year since 1979 until the most recent date for which figures are available; and what was the total cost of family allowance in each year.

Mr. Newton

Family allowance was replaced by child benefit in 1977. The figures below refer to child benefit and one-parent benefit, which replaced family allowance in 1977.

Year Administration cost Benefit cost Total cost
£ million £ million £ million
1979–80 61 2,830 2,891
1980–81 64 3,005 3,069
1981–82 88 3,448 3,536