§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the latest available figures for the number of families in receipt of family credit in Wales; and what percentage this constitutes of the total number eligible for family credit.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
The latest information is for September 1989, when the number of families receiving family credit who were living in Wales at the time their award was made was 22,000.
Information about the total number of families eligible for family credit can be obtained only for Great Britain, and only retrospectively, from family expenditure survey data.