HC Deb 11 June 1980 vol 986 c217W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update his reply to the hon. Member for Birkenhead, Official Report, 27 July 1979, column 668, relating to the numbers of families receiving supplementary benefit.

Mrs. Chalker

The information requested is as follows :

Great Britain Number of families (thousands) Number of children
All families—
with children 488 955
with one child 216 216
with two children 149 299
with three children 73 220
with four children 34 135
with five or more children 16 85

The figures relate to November 1979. Apparent discrepancies are the result of the process of rounding.