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Child Benefit

Volume 13: debated on Friday 27 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what level child benefit needs to be raised to maintain its April 1979 value.

Based on the movement of the general index of retail prices up to October 1981, the latest month for which a figure is available, the current rate of child benefit of £5·25 a week would need to be raised by 42p to maintain the value it had in April 1979.