HC Deb 09 November 1988 vol 140 c225W
Mr. Raison

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security at what level the latest public expenditure projections for 1990–91 and 1991–92 assume an uprating of child benefit.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

[holding answer 7 November 1988]: The new public expenditure plans include provision for uprating child benefit in line with the increases in prices in April 1990 and April 1991. For this purpose the retail prices index is assumed to rise by 5.5 per cent. for the uprating in 1990–91 and four per cent. for the uprating in 1991–92. However the actual level of child benefit in April 1990 and April 1991 will be decided by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State following the review which he is required to conduct each year.

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