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)|
* 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.|