§ Mr. Bob Clay
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much of the overall spending on child benefit goes to families on income-related benefits, broken down by benefit.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
[holding answer 17 July 1989]: The information requested is set out as follows:
Estimated child benefit expenditure on families in receipt of income-related benefits 1989–90 Benefit Child Benefit £ million Income Support 850 Family Credit1 300 Housing Benefit only2 3 100 1 Based on the assumptions underlying the Government's Expenditure Plans (Cmnd 615). 2 Child Benefit expenditure on families receiving Housing Benefit is estimated on the assumption that the rate rebate scheme is operating throughout Great Britain. 3 In receipt of Housing Benefit but no other income-related benefit. Income Support and Family Credit recipients may also be receiving Housing Benefit.