§ Sir Ian Gilmour
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now give confirmed figures for April 1989, showing the rates of child benefit, single person's and married man's tax allowances at 1979 prices, on the same basis as given on 4 April,Official Report, column 4.
§ Mr. Lilley
The information is in the table.
Rates of Child Benefit as at April 1989 Benefits Amount Child benefit (£ per week per child) Current prices 7.25 1979 prices1 3.44 Single person's tax allowance (£ per annum) Current prices 2,785 1979 prices1 1,322 Married man's tax allowance (£ per annum) Current prices 4,375 1979 prices1 2,077 1 Figures converted to 1979 prices using the movement in the RPI between April 1979 and April 1989