§ 34. Fiona Mactaggart
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what impact his proposals in the pre-Budget statement will have on the incomes of women and children. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
As a result of personal tax and benefit measures introduced over this Parliament, by April 2001on average, women will be £400 a year better off, compared to £290 a year for all individuals;families with children will be £850 a year better off;a family with two young children on income support will be £1,500 a year better off;a lone parent with two young children in work on £12,500 a year will be £2,600 better off.
Some of the major changes that affect women and children are:the introduction of the Working Families Tax Credit, which is already helping around 1.1 million families;changes to the National Insurance Contributions system which will remove around 750,000 women and 250,000 men from NICs liability by 2001–02;a 26 per cent. real terms increase in Child Benefit over the Parliament.