HC Deb 03 February 1971 vol 810 c404W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what he estimates to be the total number of households at the present time dependent on a man or woman in full-time work earning less than the family's supplementary benefit entitlement; how this total number of households is divided between married couples and single-parent families; and how many children belong to households in both these categories.

Mr. Dean

No current estimates are available but I hope that the work on Family Expenditure Survey data which I mentioned in a reply to the hon. Member on 23rd November, 1970, will when completed provide estimates of the position at 31st December, 1969.—[Vol. 807, c73.]