HC Deb 12 July 1988 vol 137 c158W
50. Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what extra help is being provided to families on low incomes as a result of the social security reforms.

Mr. Portillo

Lower paid working families with children can now receive more help through family credit. Non-working families with children, as well as lone parents, disabled people and pensioners get specific additional help through the premiums in the income support scheme.

Overall, this year, we plan to spend an extra £200 million net in weekly income-related benefits on low-income families with children.

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