HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 cc289-90W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report (a) the most recent figures for the numbers of families claiming family income supplement and (b) the latest estimate of the proportion of families eligible who claim family income supplement.

Mrs. Chalker

About 92,000 families in Great Britain were receiving family income supplement at 30 November 1980, the latest date for which information is available. I will let the hon. Member have a reply to the second part of his question as soon as possible.