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Family Income Supplement

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people have received payments of family income supplement in each year since its introduction; and what is the present number of beneficiaries.

Information in exactly the form requested is not available. The number of families receiving family income supplement at the end of each year since the introduction of the scheme is as follows:

197171,000
197282,000
197395,000
It is provisionally estimated that at the end of November 1974, the latest date for which information is available, 72,000 families were receiving the supplement.