Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Family Income Supplement on 20th January 1986.
Mr. Prescott Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his latest estimate of the number of regular family income supplement payments in the north-
Mr. Major At 29 October 1985, the latest date for which information is available, there were 36,000 families in receipt of family income supplement (FIS) in the north-
It is not possible to estimate what proportion of the eligible population in the area this represents but the estimate of take-
Mr. Latham Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he proposes to give extra publicity to the new levels of family income supplement, in view of the incorrect figure published in existing child benefit books.
Mr. Major The main purpose for including a slip in child benefit order books is to make recipients aware of the existence of family income supplement and one-