HC Deb 26 July 1979 vol 971 c480W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in theOfficial Report the most recent annual estimate for the take-up of family income supplement and what the saving in expenditure was in that year because not all those entitled to family income supplement claimed.

Mr. Prentice

The latest available information on the take-up of family income supplement—FIS—was referred to in my reply to the hon. Member on 21 May. I regret that it is not possible to calculate the hypothetical additional cost of FIS had there been full take-up in 1975, the year in question, because of lack of detailed information about the financial circumstances of the families who did not apply for FIS although entitled to do so.—[Vol. 967, c.113–4.]

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