§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, assuming child benefit were introduced at a rate of £2.34 per week for all children from April 1977, he will estimate how many families currently receiving supplementary benefit would no longer receive supplementary benefit.416W
§ Mr. Ennals
I regret that the information required to make an estimate is not readily available and could not be obtained without disproportionate cost. The numbers involved are likely to be small.