Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2780)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

2780. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost to increase child benefit in respect of children over 12 years of age by €30. [33578/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The estimated full year cost of increasing child benefit in respect of children over 12 years of age by €30 is €159.5 million.

Any changes to Child Benefit would need to be considered in a budgetary context.