HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 c301W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate how many families receiving family credit have(a) single earner and (b) two earners.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

At the end of July there were 17,000 families where there were two earners at the time the award of family credit was made and 296,000 with one earner.