HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c442W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many families employed in farming currently receive family income supplement; and if he will break this figure down between families of farm workers and those who own or rent their own farms.

Mr. Scott

At April 1986, the latest date for which information is available, there were 11,000 families employed in farming or related occupations who were in receipt of family income supplement. Of these families, 4,000 were self-employed and 7,000 were employees. I regret that the further information requested is riot available. "Related occupations" include such groups as crofters, fishermen, gardeners, foresters, keepers and groundsmen.