§ Sir Brandon Rhys Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the analysis in "Low Income Families 1981", if he will publish figures showing how many of the families at each income level, with supplementary benefit recipients shown separately, were mortgagors.
§ Dr. Boyson
[pursuant to his reply, 16 November 1983, c. 487]: The information requested is shown in the following table. The assumptions on which these estimates are based are contained in a set of tables entitled "Low Income Families—1981" deposited in the Library of the House.
Income level Numbers of families who were mortgagees (1981 average) In receipt of supplementary benefit 140,000 Not in receipt of supplementary benefit, but income: below supplementary benefit level 130,000 above supplementary benefit level, but less than 10 per cent. above *[50,000] above supplementary benefit level, but less than 20 per cent. above *130,000 above supplementary benefit level, but less than 40 per cent. above *370,000
1. Figures rounded to nearest 10,000.
2. All figures are subject to statistical error.
3. The figure in square brackets is subject to very considerable proportionate statistical error.
4. Figures marked * are cumulative.