HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 cc105-6W
48. Mrs. Hayman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many family income supplement claimants are at present affected by the current maximum entitlement levels; and how many it is estimated will be affected by the new maximum levels announced on 7th April.

Mr. Deakins

At the end of February 1976, the latest date for which information is available, about 6,000 families were receiving family income supplement at the maximum rate. Immediately after the uprating in July the number affected is expected to increase to 12,000, but this number will be reduced as claims expiring after the individual's 12-month award period are reassessed on the basis of current earnings.