§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many families in(a) west Leeds, (b) Leeds, (c) west Yorkshire and (d) England are in receipt of family credit; what estimated proportion these families represent of those entitled to this benefit; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
The latest available information about the familes receiving family credit is as follows:84W
Number who, at the time their award was made, were living in: number a. West Leeds 12,800 b. Leeds 24,500 c. West Yorkshire 315,600 d. England 257,000 1 Total in the area covered by the Leeds West, Leeds North West and Leeds North local Social Security offices. 2 Total in the area covered by all the local Social Security offices in Leeds. 3 Total in the area covered by all the Social Security offices in West Yorkshire.
Information about the total number of families eligible for family credit can be obtained only for Great Britain, and only retrospectively, from family expenditure survey data.