HC Deb 19 November 1971 vol 826 c240W
Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of single-parent families now receiving family income supplement; and what is the average amount of benefit received by each family.

Mr. Dean

On 15th November about 20,000 single-parent families were receiving family income supplement. The average weekly payment to these families was £2.17.