HC Deb 21 May 1993 vol 225 c323W
Mr. Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the current annual spending on family credit; and what was the spending on family income support 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.