HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 c582W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Prime Minister if she will publish in the Official Report a table showing the number of children under five years old in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland for whom supplementary benefit is being paid and, in each area, the number of those children who are in families headed by unemployed claimants.

The Prime Minister

The estimated number at December 1982, the latest date for which information is available, is as follows:

Number of children under five in families receiving supplementary benefit (1,000's)
(a) (b)
all children children in families in which the claimant is unemployed
England 507 293
Scotland 62 33
Wales 39 25
Northern Ireland 32 23


England, Scotland and Wales—Annual statistical inquiry December 1982.

Northern Ireland—estimates derived from annual statistical inquiry, December 1982 and the 1981 census.