Reform of child 
benefit system

From: Peter Hyde, 
Driffield, East Yorkshire.

The Government is thinking of cutting child benefit to four children, with reducing amounts for each successive child.

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Originally it excluded the first child, so my mother didn’t benefit. Another mother, with a large family, said: “You can’t keep a child on five shillings a week” (25p). I wonder what our parents would have thought of the luxury now afforded by the system?

From: Iain Morris, 
Caroline Street, Saltaire.

Having had an art education, I can assure John Watson (The Yorkshire Post, July 10) that the art establishment lives in a rarified world in which he would be known as a “real” person. This is a compliment.