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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 30th October 1986.


Mr. Clay Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish from the 1983 family expenditure survey (a) the number of those eligible claiming family income supplement, (b) the total amount of benefit unclaimed and (c) the average weekly amount of benefit unclaimed broken down into one and two parent families.

Mr. Major An analysis of the data derived from the 1983 and 1984 family expenditure surveys in relation to take-up of family income supplement is almost complete. I hope to announce the results very shortly.