HC Deb 07 June 1988 vol 134 cc522-3W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give for each year since 1979 the number of patients treated in each health board from outside that health council's area.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

[holding answer 26 May]: The information is given in the table.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the total amount of child benefit together with the number of families and children in respect of which it is paid arid the percentage which each figure represents for the following income bands(a) under £5,000, (b) £5,000 to £10,000, (c) £10,000 to £15,000, (d) £15,000 to £20,000, (e) £20,000 to £25,000, (f) £25,000 to £50,000, (g) £50,000 to £100,000, and (h) £100,000 and over.

Mr. Scott

[holding answer 27 May 1988]: Information about the incomes of families receiving child benefit is not routinely collected. The following estimates of the distribution of gross incomes of recipient families in 1988–89 are therefore made on the basis of sample survey data which are subject to normal sampling and response variation.

of earnings and benefit rates.

(2) Income is measured on a gross basis and is the family's total income from all sources including benefits.

(3) No detailed breakdown is possible for an income band above 50,000 because of sample sizes.

(4) All figures rounded to the nearest 10,000.

(5) Estimates assume 100 per cent. take-up of income-related benefits.