HC Deb 10 December 1982 vol 33 c637W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the estimated number of children of statutory school age whose families are in receipt of either supplementary benefit or family income supplement.

Mr. Newton

There were about 983,000 children of statutory school age in families receiving supplementary benefit in December 1981, and about 206,000 in families receiving family income supplement in April 1982, the latest dates for which information is available. About 1 per cent. of the families receiving supplementary benefit were also in receipt of family income supplement because family income supplement entitlement extends for a 12-month period.

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