§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what latest estimate he has made of the percentage of child benefits that will go to persons earning above the national average wage between April 1979 and April 1980.
§ Mr. Orme
The reply that I gave to the hon. Member on 15 May 1978 was based on the latest information then available—[Vol. 950, c.53–5.] I regret that I am unable to provide a further estimate because the calculations cannot be obtained without disproportionate expense, but I have no reason to think that more recent information would provide significantly different percentages.