HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 c43W
39. Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he has undertaken an up-to-date assessment of any improvements in take-up ratios on targeted benefits following the completion of the spring advertising campaign launch by his Department.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The precise effects on family credit take-up rates will not be known until information is available from the 1989 family expenditure survey, but the increase in the number of claims received during the campaign has been very encouraging and the underlying caseload is now almost certainly over 300,000.