§ Ms Buck
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of increasing Child Benefit and the Child Allowance in Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit for each child aged three or under by(a) £10, (b) £15 and (c) £20. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
The information is in the table.
Proposed increase £ million £10 1,350 £15 2,050 £20 2,700
1. Expenditure is based on the caseload given by the February 2001 Child Benefit administrative data.
2. The cost is for one year.
3. The figure is rounded to the nearest £50 million.