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Family Allowances, Wales

Volume 467: debated on Friday 22 July 1949

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asked the Minister of National Insurance to state for the most recent convenient date, the number of children in Wales in respect of whom family allowances are in payment; and the number and the approximate distribution by size of the families to which these children belong.

As at 30th June, 1949, there was approximately 156,000 families in Wales drawing allowances in respect of 252,000 children. The distribution by size of families is as follows:

  • Families with 2 children (including the eldest)—61½ per cent.
  • Families with 3 children (including the eldest)—24 per cent.
  • Families with 4 children (including the eldest)—9 per cent.
  • Families with 5 children (including the eldest)—3½ per cent.
  • Families with 6 or more children (including the eldest)—2 per cent.