HC Deb 16 July 1985 vol 83 cc142-3W
Mr. Hume

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what figures are available to indicate the numbers of families in Northern Ireland who received family income supplement in each of the past five years and the first half of the current year.

Mr. Chris Patten

The information requested is as follows:

Number of families awarded family income supplement
Year Number
1980 9,612
1981 12,297

Year Number
1982 13,278
1983 12,818
1984 15,530
*1985 8,221
* To 30 June.

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