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Benefits

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will publish a table, with the highest benefit entitlement at the top, showing the total benefit entitlement for a child in each of the circumstances for which the benefits listed in the Official Report, 27 March, columns 1674–78, takes account, including the amounts paid when the father is in receipt of industrial injury benefits or war pensions, also distinguishing between benefits which are taxable and those which are tax free, and showing the amounts and percentages by which each will be increased next November ;(2) if he will publish a table, with the highest benefit entitlement at the top, showing the total benefit entitlement of a married man in each of the circumstances for which the benefits listed in

Official Report, 27 March, columns 1674–78 take account, including benefits for industrial injuries and war pensions, also distinguishing between benefits which are taxable and those which are tax free, and between benefits which are to be increased by 16½ per cent. next November and those which are to be abated ;

(3) if he will publish a table, with the highest benefit entitlement at the top, showing the total benefit entitlement for a widow with two children in each of the circumstances to which the appropriate benefits listed in Official Report, 27 March, columns 1674–78 refer, also showing which benefits are taxable and which are tax free, and which are to be increased by 16½ per cent. next November compared with those which are to be abated.