HC Deb 09 February 1979 vol 962 cc323-4W
Mr. Ovenden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the net weekly income in November 1978 of a married man on supplementary benefit with two children aged six years and nine years paying a rent of £8 weekly and rates of £2 weekly; and how this compares with the net income after tax, national

(a) (b) (c)
On supplementary benefit On half average earnings On two-thirds average earnings
£ £ £
November 1978 38.35 43.71† 46.48†
November 1973 17.75 20.39 21.07
*Total income support is defined as gross income, including child benefit—family allowance—and family income supplement, less income tax, national insurance contributions, average work expenses and rent and rates but plus rent and rate rebates and free school meals.
†Based on the provisional figure for October 1978, the latest available.

sions Act 1975 which will result in employers being informed of employees who reached retirement age between April 1978 and April 1979.

Mr. Orme

A number of procedures which may result in an employer learning when an employee reaches pensionable age have been introduced over the past 16 months.