HC Deb 13 December 1991 vol 200 c565W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the latest available figures for the take-up of family credit.

Mr. Jack

The latest information about the number of families taking up family credit is a provisional caseload figure of 353,000 for the end of September 1991. Nearly 700,000 claims have been received since April 1991, more than half of them from new claimants as opposed to those renewing an existing award.

Since April 1988 when the scheme started, over 2.4 million awards have been made.