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Benefit Claimants (Child Addition Payments)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list in the Official Report the value of the child addition paid to claimants drawing sickness and unemployment pay for each relevant year since 1948; and if he will express these data as a percentage of (a) the single person's and (b) the married couple's adult rate.

Following is the information:drawing the higher rate of national insurance benefit for each relevant year since 1948; and if he will express these data as a percentage of (a) the single

person's and (

b) the married couple's adult rate.

CHILD ADDITIONS PAID TO CLAIMANTS RECEIVING WIDOWED MOTHER'S ALLOWANCE, INVALIDITY PENSION* AND RETIREMENT PENSION

Date from which payable

Addition for first child only

Single person's adult rate

(2) as a percentage of (3)

Married couple's adult rate

(2) as a percentage of (5)
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
£££
July 1948 0·37½1·3028·852·1017·86
September 19510·501·5033·332·5020·00
July 19520·52½1·62½32·312·7019·44
May 19550·57½2·0028·753·2517·69
February 19580·752·5030·004·0018·75
April 19610·87½2·87½30·434·62½18·92
March 19631·003·37½29·635·4518·35
January 19651·12½4·0028·136·5017·31
October 19671·254·5027·787·3017·12
April 19681·404·5031·117·3019·18
November 19691·555·0031·008·1019·14
September 19712·956·0049·179·7030·41
October 19723·306·7548·8910·9030·28
October 19733·807·7549·0312·5030·40
July 1974 4·9010·0049·0016·0030·63
April 19755·6511·6048·7118·5030·54
November 19756·5013·3048·8721·2030·66
November 19767·4515·3048·6924·5030·41
April 19776·45†15·3042·1624·5026·33

* Invalidity benefit was introduced in September 1971.

† Child benefit of £1·00 payable in addition.
The tables does not include additions for second and subsequent children, which have always been reduced to take account of family allowances/child benefit, and are therefore lower than the first child rate.