§ Mr. Elletson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the annual spending from family credit; and what was the spending on family income supplement in 1979.
§ Mr. Burt
Family credit expenditure for 1992–93 was £864 million. This is 36 times more than the £24 million spent on family income supplement in 1978–79 in cash terms and 13 times more in real terms.