§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many families in receipt of family income supplement will receive a delayed uprating between the months of December 1984 and October 1985 because of the ruling which delays the automatic uprating until a new claim is made.
§ Mr. Newton
[pursuant to his reply, 5 July 1984, c. 283]: It is expected that some 210,000 family income supplement awards will be in payment on 27 November 1984 and about 10,000 of these will be affected by transitional provisions which will enable them to take advantage of the new levels. The remainder will not benefit from the new levels until their current award expires and they make a successful renewal claim. The proportion who successfully renew their FIS awards depends on various factors but is likely to be slightly above one-half in the 1984–85 benefit year.