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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Family Income Supplement on 3rd November 1986.


Ms. Clare Short Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the most recent estimate of the proportion of recipients of family income supplement who are liable to income tax.

Mr. Major At April 1986, the latest date for which information is available, the proportion of family income supplement recipients whose declared income, at the time their claim was made, exceeded the level of income above which income tax is payable was 70 per cent.