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Child Benefit Money

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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Queen's Recommendation having been signified


That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to replace family allowances with a new benefit to be known as child benefit and, pending the introduction of that benefit, to provide an interim benefit for unmarried or separated parents with children, it is expedient to authorise—
  • (1) the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of—
  • (a) the sums required by the Secretary of State for paying child benefit;
  • (b) the sums required by the Secretary of State for paying interim benefit to unmarried or separated parents with children of a weekly amount equal to the rate for the time being specified under section 1 of the Family Allowances Act 1965 as the weekly rate of allowance under that Act for one child;
  • (c) fees and allowances to members of any tribunal constituted under the said Act of the present Session and to any person appointed under that Act, and allowances to persons attending before such a tribunal or such a person;
  • (d) any expenses of the Secretary of State or of any other government department in the administration of that Act;
  • (e) any increase attributable to that Act in the sums payable out of moneys so provided under any other Act;
  • (f) any sums for giving effect to financial adjustments made under provisions of that Act authorising reciprocal arrangements or agreements with Northern Ireland and with countries outside the United Kingdom;
  • (2) Payments into the Consolidated Fund.—[Mr. John Ellis.]