HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc999-1000W
28. Mr. Jacques Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what recent modifications he has made to family credit. [32792]

Mr. Roger Evans

From today, there will be a £10 increase in family credit for people working 30 hours or more a week. We estimate that 345,000 families will benefit from this increase, which will ensure that those working longer hours see a visible gain from their extra effort. This very substantial premium for full-time workers reflects the importance the Government attach to supporting families in work. Claimants who receive housing benefit and council tax benefit will receive the full value of the increase.