§ 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
TOTAL INCOME SUPPORT* (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.