§ 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.