HC Deb 05 March 1993 vol 220 c313W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the effect on Treasury revenues in 1993–94 and in a full year of raising child benefit to £9.55 a week for all children assuming(a) corresponding increases in income-related benefits for families and (b) no corresponding increases in income-related benefits.

Mr. Burt

[holding answer 25 February 1993]: Based on the latest estimates of the numbers of children for whom these benefits will be paid in 1993–94, there would be additional costs of about £260 million after corresponding increases in other benefits, and about £150 million without such increases.