§ Mr. Tilley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of single-parent families with one or more children aged under 5 years receiving supplementary benefit; and what is the average amount received by each family in this category.
§ Mr. Orme
In December 1976, the latest date for which the information is available there were 145,000 such families receiving supplementary benefit. The weekly rate of benefit paid to those with children under 5 is not readily available but the average paid to those with children of all ages was £24.07 a week.