HC Deb 20 April 1972 vol 835 c156W
Mr. Knox

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

Mr. Dean

Approximately 65,000 families are now receiving family income supplement and an additional 10,000 awards are in the process of being made; these are estimated figures, because precise information following the recent uprating is not yet available. The average amount of benefit received by each family at 28th March, 1972, which was before the uprating and is the latest date for which the information is available, was £1.67.