HC Deb 18 July 1989 vol 157 c146W
Mr. Clay

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the net saving per annum of abolishing child benefit.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Precise savings would depend on assumptions made about the effects on other benefits and numbers claiming income-related benefits. In broad terms it is estimated the net savings would be somewhat over £3 billion at 1989–90 values.

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