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Child Benefit

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what will be the administrative cost of the decision not to pay child benefit for school leavers who find full-time employment, or a place on a youth opportunities programme course, and whether the estimated £10 million saving takes account of that administrative cost.

The administrative cost is estimated to be just over £1 million a year. The figure of £10 million is the saving in benefit.