§ Ms Corston
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 28 October 1992,Official Report, column 736, if he will give the average equivalised income at April 1993 prices for the poorest 20 per cent. of individuals in households of families with children, excluding and including free school meals, both before and after housing costs.
§ Mr. Burt
The information requested is in the table. All information is presented according to households below average incomes conventions.
Average median equivalised income at April 1993 prices for the bottom 20 per cent, of individuals in households of families with children 1979 £ 1988–89 £ 1990–91 £ Before housing costs Excluding free school meals 97 98 95 Including free school meals 100 100 96 After housing costs Excluding free school meals 80 77 72 Including free school meals 84 79 74
1. Income is in equivalised pounds per week.
2. All estimates are subject to sampling error.
3. Families with children include both single parents and couples with children.