HC Deb 30 November 1992 vol 215 cc68-9W
24. Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what measures his Department has taken to maintain support for families.

Mr. Burt

The information follows:

  • Date and change introduced
  • April 1988
  • Introduction of Family Credit
  • April 1989
  • Extra 50p in IRB child allowances
  • April 1990
  • £1 on Family Credit adult credit
  • Extra 50p on Income Support and Housing Benefit family premium
  • Extra 50p on child personal allowances in Income Support, Family Credit and Housing Benefit
  • Increase in lone parent premium in Housing Benefit and Community Charge Benefit
  • Increase in lone parent earnings disregard in Housing benefit and Community Charge Benefit
  • Extra in disabled child premium in Income Support
  • Extra for expectant mothers through Social Fund maternity payment
  • October 1991
  • Increase for families on Income Support to ensure they gain from Child Benefit increases
  • April 1992
  • Change in Family Credit hours rule and maintenance disregards for lone parents
  • April 1993
  • No clawback of amounts included in IRB for Community Charge