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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on the Family Income Supplement

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on the Family Income Supplement on 16th July 1986.


Dr. McDonald Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average family income supplement payment made to (a) couples, (b) single parents and (c) other family income recipients.

Mr. Major At the end of March 1986, the latest date for which figures are available, the average weekly payments made to families receiving family income supplement were:


Family Size | Average weekly payment (in £)

2-parent families | 12.60

1-parent families | 14.20

All families | 13.30