§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the qualifying levels for each means-tested benefit administered by his Department, as a percentage of (a) gross and (b) net average earnings for a one, two and four-child family, and for each year since 1970, including an estimate for November.
§ Mrs. Chalker
I am sending my hon. Friend and placing in the Library copies of tables giving information up to 1978. I regret that insufficient information is available to enable estimates to be made for the current month.