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Children's Benefit Rates

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will express each of the children's national assistance/supplementary benefit rates (a) as a percentage of average net earnings for each year since 1948 and (b) as a percentage of the

(1) NATIONAL ASSISTANCE/SUPPLEMENTARY BENEFIT CHILDREN'S SCALE RATES AS A PERCENTAGE OF AVERAGE NET EARNINGS FOR A MARRIED COUPLE:
DateAged under 55–1011–1213–1516–17
October 19486·07·28·48·412·1
October 19495·97·08·28·211·7
October 19505·97·48·88·811·8
October 19516·47·89·19·112·5
October 19526·88·39·99·913·2
October 19536·47·89·39·312·5
October 19546·07·38·78·711·6
October 19556·07·28·58·511·2
October 19566·17·38·58·511·1
October 19575·97·08·18·110·6
October 19586·57·69·09·011·7
October 19596·88·09·79·712·7
October 19606·47·69·29·212·0
October 19616·67·79·39·312·4
October 19626·87·99·69·612·8
October 19636·98·210·010·013·2
October 19646·57·79·49·412·4
October 19657·18·610·610·614·1
October 19666·98·310·310·313·7
October 19677·48·911·011·014·9
October 19687·68·910·911·514·8
October 19697·18·410·210·713·9
October 19706·67·89·710·413·3
October 19717·38·610·612·915·5
October 19726·98·210·112·414·8
October 19736·78·09·812·014·3
October 19746·88·310·112·414·7
November 19757·48·910·913·315·9
November 19767·69·211·313·716·5
November 19777·69·111·313·716·4
Note:Based on average gross earnings of male adult full-time manual worker in manufacturing and certain other non-manufacturing industries as determined by the Department of Employment October inquiry less tax and national insurance contribution.
(2) NATIONAL ASSISTANCE/SUPPLEMENTARY BENEFIT CHILDREN'S SCALE RATES AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE LONG-TERM SINGLE HOUSEHOLDER (i) AND MARRIED COUPLES (ii) SCALE RATES:
(i)
DateAged under 55–1011–1213–1516–7
October 197325·230·136·845·454·0
July 197423·127·934·141·849·5
April 197522·927·533·841·349·2
November 197522·627·433·640·948·9
November 197622·927·734·141·449·7
November 197722·927·634·141·349·7
(ii)
DateAged under 55–1011–1213–1516–17
October 197316019·123·328·834·2
July 197414·717·721·726·631·5
April 197514·617·521·526·331·3
November 197514·417·421·426·0311
November 197614·517·521·526·231·4
November 197714·517·521·526·131·4