HC Deb 28 November 1991 vol 199 c591W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the rate of child benefit in 1987 for(a) first children and (b) other children, in current prices.

Miss Widdecombe

In April 1987 the rate of child benefit was £7.25 a week for each child, which is equivalent to £9.62 at October 1991 prices. From April 1992 we are increasing the rate for the eldest qualifying child to £9.65.