HC Deb 02 December 1983 vol 49 cc649-50W
Mr. Dorrell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the following figures as at 15 November: (a) the tax-free income per week available from the married man's tax allowance and child benefit for a married couple with two children under 11 years of age, (b) the supplementary benefit requirements figure for a married man with two children aged between four and six years, and (c) the prescribed amount for family income supplement for a married man with two children.

Dr. Boyson

Benefits were uprated in the week beginning 21 November 1983 and I understand that information is required on the basis that these new rates are in full operation. The information is as follows:

  1. (a) £66.75* (including child benefit of £6.50 for each child).
  2. (b) £63.85
  3. (c) £95.00


(*) The tax allowance element has been calculated as 1/52 of the married man's tax allowance of £2,795.

() Supplementary benefit requirements (excluding housing costs) are the ordinary scale rates of £61.80 and, assuming one child to be under five, a heating addition of £2.05.