Mr. Ted Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services that means-tested benefits he estimates a married worker with three children of school age will lose on receipt of a wage increase of £2, £3 and £4 a week, respectively, presuming that his present wage is £20 a week.
§ Sir K. Joseph:
A family with three children and a total gross income (excluding family allowances of £1.90) of £20 a week are entitled to a family income supplement of £1.10 a week. Wage increases do not affect current awards of Family Income Supplement, but any increase of £2 or more would in this case mean that an award would not be renewed. Title to other means-tested benefits would depend upon circumstances such as housing costs and working expenses.