To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what help is being given to those who
Benefit cases where the claimant and/or partner has earnings Thousands Benefit Numbers where main earner
Numbers where main earner
Total Family credit1 Male main earner 202.9 43.1 571.7 Female main earner 97.5 228.2 Housing benefit2 — — — 390
1 Source: Family credit statistical system—5 per cent., sample of awards at July 1994. Estimates are rounded to the nearest hundred.
2Source: Housing benefit management information system—annual 1 per cent. sample of awards at May 1993. Estimate has been rounded to the nearest thousand.
1. Cases refer to benefit units which may be a single person or a couple. In couple cases where both partners are working the sex of the main earner has been used.
2. Individuals may be in receipt of family credit and housing benefit at the same time. The final column cannot be totalled because of the overlap between the benefits.