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Family Income Supplement

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many families received family income supplement at the latest available date; and how this compares with the position four years ago.

It is estimated that there were 96,380 families in receipt of family income supplement in Great Britain in June 1978, the latest month for which figures are available. The comparable estimate in June 1974 is 73,000 families. These estimates are based on sample surveys and are, therefore, subject to statistical error.