Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Low Income Families on 25th July 1986.
Mrs. Currie Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he proposes to publish the low income families tables for 1983; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major The tables have been placed in the Library of the House today.
Since the Government first came to office, the real value of supplementary benefit has risen by around 6 per cent., and by more for some families with children. Between the last two years in the tables the real rates rose by about 2+ per cent. Up to one third of the total increase in the number of families included in the tables is directly due to this improvement in the help provided for those most in need.
The technical assumptions underlying the low-