HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c76W
Mr. Forth

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the total allocation for his Department in 1996–97 and projected for 1999–2000 on child benefits. [102943]

Angela Eagle

Expenditure on Child Benefits for the financial year 1996–97 amounted to £6,941 million. It is estimated that expenditure for 1999–2000 will reach £8,286 million.


1. Figure for 1996–97 includes One Parent Benefit (£317 million).

2. Figure for 1999–2000 is planned expenditure and it includes Lone Parent Addition of £128 million.


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