HC Deb 08 February 1985 vol 72 c718W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what amount per week child benefit could be raised if it were taxed and the proceeds of taxation allocated to raising its levels.

Mr. Moore

[pursuant to his reply, 6 February 1985, c. 592]: On the assumption that the wife's earned income allowance could not be set against child benefit if it was brought into tax, the level of child benefit could be increased by about £2.40 per week above its average level in 1984–85.

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