I congratulate the Government on what they have done for child benefit. May we draw the conclusion that the level of pay settlements has gone down, while the level of child benefit has risen? Will my hon. Friend talk to the Treasury and ensure that the increases in child benefit continue year by year, so that pay settlement levels come down and we all prosper?
Will my hon. Friend confirm that the Government have no intention of means-testing child benefit, because that, more than anything else, would do a great deal of damage to the prospects of the poorer families who claim a benefit that is an important part of their family income?