HC Deb 21 October 1987 vol 120 c795W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish figures showing for families with one to four children the income break-even levels, in pounds sterling per week and as percentages of average male manual earnings, at which child benefit entitlement is the same as income tax liability;

(2) if he will estimate how many and what proportion of families with children receive more in child benefit than they pay out in income tax.

Mr. Norman Lamont

I shall let my hon. Friend have a reply as soon as possible.