§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what the gross and net cost would be of raising the child allowances for income support and family credit by 10p in April 1989.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
In broad terms, the net cost of raising the child personal allowances in the main income related benefits by 10p a week might approach £15 million in a full year. The gross cost might be about £17 million.