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Family Allowances

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the value per week at current prices to a family on average national earnings with three children under 11 years of age of family allowances and child tax allowances combined in 1955; and what is the current value today.

The net value per week of family allowances and child tax allowances in 1955 to a married man on national average earnings of manual workers with three children under 11 was £7·25, in April 1977 prices. The present combined value of child benefit and child tax allowances to a man in the same situation is £7·60.