§ Sir Ian Gilmour
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish figures showing the numbers and percentages of families with children(a) entitled to and (b) receiving family credit, in April 1988 and 1989, together with projections for April 1990.
§ Mr. Needham
The number of families receiving family credit between April 1988 and 1989 increased by 1,383 from 13,525 to 14,908.
Reliable estimates of the number of families who were eligible for family credit in Northern Ireland in April 1988 and April 1989 or who might be eligible in April 1990 are not available.