HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 cc883-4W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how long he requires that it takes to transfer child benefit from parents to grandparents when they become the main carer and beneficiary. [172327]

Dawn Primarolo

Our published target for clearance of all claims for child benefit for 2004–05 was 93 per cent. within 36 working days.