§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to announce changes in the level of the child cash allowance for under 16s. 
I have been asked to reply.
Modernising the Social Security system to reduce poverty and strengthen family life is one of our key priorities. We are committed to retaining universal Child Benefit from birth to age 16, and to uprate it at least in line with prices. The rates of Child Benefit are reviewed and announced annually.