HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c503W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many individuals were in receipt of (i) unemployment benefit, (ii) income support and income support premiums, (iii) family credit, (iv) housing benefit, (v) child benefit and (vi) one-parent benefit; and what were the average payments made in(a) Wales, (b) the administrative area of Snowdonia national park, (c) the district of Meirionnydd and (d) the sub-district of Bala and Penllyn, during the past 12 months.

Mr. Scott

[holding answer 5 July 1990]: The table sets out the information requested for Wales. Separate information is not readily available for the sub-districts of Snowdonia national park, Meirionnydd, Bala and Penllyn.

Number of recipients Average payment made (£ per week)
Unemployment Benefit 112,512 234.63
Income Support 3262,000 35.48
Family Credit 421,000 27.70
Housing Benefit 5283,289 17.04
Child Benefit 6347,622 12.99
One Parent Benefit 633,188 75.20
1 As at November 1989.
2 All UB recipients, all durations average for the United Kingdom.
3 As at 28 February 1990. No further breakdown is available. The number and average amount of premiums per case is not readily available.
4 As at March 1990, including backdated awards.
5 Housing Benefit statistical enquiry May 1990.
6 Provisional figures for 31 December 1989.
7 The rate of one parent benefit at 31 December 1989 was a flat rate of £5.20 per week, per eligible family.

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