Child Benefit

Treasury written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Paul Goodman Paul Goodman Shadow Minister (Childcare), Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the annual cost of ensuring that from April 2008 mothers-to-be will become eligible for child benefit from week 29 of their pregnancy.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

holding answer 11 January 2007

The estimated cost of the extension of child benefit to mothers-to-be from week 29 of their pregnancy from April 2009 is £120 million per year.

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