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Child Benefit

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of parents have opted to receive their child benefit weekly.

The issue of option letters began on 5 November and will continue until March 1982. It is therefore not possible to say what percentage will opt for weekly payment. Claimants can opt for weekly payments any time during the six months after the expiry of the order book issued immediately before the option letter.