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Family Income Supplement

Volume 934: debated on Wednesday 29 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the estimated number of (a) one-parent families and (b) two-parent families by family size who will receive less than the full increase in their family income supplement from 20th July 1977 because of the maximum amount rule; and how many will receive the full increase.

The estimates requested are given in the following table:to pay the costs of residence in local authority and voluntary homes; and it they may apply means tests;(2) how many residents are supported in local authority and voluntary homes, respectively, by health authorities; and what was the expenditure on this by health authorities in the last financial year.

Where persons are accommodated under NHS arrangements in local authority and voluntary homes, area health authorities may contribute to their costs of residence, but AHAs have no powers to charge individuals for such costs. Information about total numbers and expenditure involved is not centrally available.