§ Mr. John Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if, following his answer to the hon. Member for Leeds, West on 22 February,Official Report, column 679, he will break down the real increases or decreases in expenditure for each benefit showing what amount and proportion is attributable to (a) a rise or fall in the real level of benefit, (b) a rise or fall in the numbers claiming benefit and (c) other factors.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
[holding answer 16 March 1989]: An analysis of family support distinguishing between the effects of changes in the average amount of benefit paid and changes in numbers of beneficiaries between 1978–79 and 1988–89 is set out in the table.791W
Family Support 1978–79 to 1988–89 (£ million) Changes in average amounts paid Changes in expenditure caused by numbers of beneficiaries Total change Child Benefit 1,067 -417 650 One Parent Benefit 62 64 126 FIS/Family Credit 256 114 370 Maternity Grant/Maternity Allowance -42 -195 -237 Supplementary Allowance/Income Support and Housing Benefit1 83 1,525 1,608 Social Fund — — 49 Child tax allowances — — -1,000 Additional personal tax allowance (lone parent) — 50 50 Statutory Maternity Pay — — 240 Total — — 1,856 1Supplementary Allowance, Income Support and Housing Benefit (includes rate rebates) paid to one parent families and to people looking after elderly persons.