HC Deb 20 July 1972 vol 841 cc175-6W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many families in Scotland were receiving family income supplement at May, 1971, and at May, 1972; and what is the average payment now.

Mr. Dean

Payments of family income supplements did not begin until August, 1971. At the end of May, 1972, about 11,000 families in Scotland were receiving supplements; the average of their weekly payments was £2.27. This is the latest date for which information is available.

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