§ Miss Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Barking, Official Report, 18 December 1981, column 257–8, if he will give figures for the number of (a) one-parent families and (b) two-parent families included in his estimate of (i) the 10,000 extra family income supplement awards attributable to the 1980 family income supplement uprating and (ii) the 25,000 extra family income supplement awards in the 1980–81 benefit year compared to the number in the preceding benefit year.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The original estimate of about 10,000 extra awards of family income supplement as a result of the 1980 uprating included some 2,000 awards to one-parent families.
A more up-to-date estimate suggests that the number of FIS awards in the 1980–81 benefit year was probably about 35,000, rather than 25,000, higher than the number in the preceding benefit year. The estimate of about 35,000 includes about 10,000 awards to one-parent families.