HC Deb 25 July 1989 vol 157 c643W
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.

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