§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the current eligibility levels for receipt of family income supplement; and what has been the number in receipt of family income supplement in each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Newton
The table indicates the number of families receiving family income supplement in the year ended September 1979. I am otherwise unable to add to the information given on 9 February 1984 to my hon. Friend the Member for Norfolk, North (Mr. Howell) at c.747–48.
September 1979 One-parent families 39,000 Two-parent families 34,000 *74,000 * To nearest 1,000.