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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of increasing Child Benefit and the Family Premium in Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit by (a) £10, (b) £20 and (c) £30 for each family in which there is at least one child aged three or under.
The information requested is in the table.
|Proposed increase||£ million|
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.