§ Sir William Clark
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the annual cost of child benefit allowances paid (a) to mothers in employment and (b)to mothers who remain at home.
§ Mr. Newton
On the basis of figures from the general household survey 1982, in the financial year 1982–83 some §1,700 million in child benefit was paid to working mothers and some £1,900 million to non-working mothers. These figures exclude child benefit paid to lone fathers.