HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 cc599-600W
Mr. Richard

Page asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the numbers of persons and families living (a) below, (b) on and (c) up to 110 per cent. of the supplementary benefit level for each year since 1976 according to the standard family and employment status grouping.

Mrs. Chalker

Most of the information requested is obtained by analysing the family expenditure survey. This analysis is not being carried out for 1978. Analysis of the 1979 survey will not be completed until next year. For 1976 and 1977, I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) on 1 November 1979.—[Vol. 972, c.659–670.]

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