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Child Benefit

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the total cost of child benefit in each year since 1979 with the figures adjusted for inflation.

The information is in the table.

Child benefit expenditure
Cash (£ million)1992–93 prices (£ million)
11978–792,2966,479
1979–802,7876,762
1980–812,9446,036
1981–823,3726,305
1982–833,6606,389
1983–843,9886,653
1984–854,2766,793
1985–864,4686,727
1986–874,5136,579
1987–884,5986,357
1988–894,5155,821
1989–904,5375,489
1990–914,5915,133
1991–925,1895,423
1992–935,7675,767
1 Figures include cost of Child Tax Allowance.