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Family Income Supplement

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report (a) the proportion of the unemployed who are receiving family income supplement and (b) for how long,

DHSS contribution (none is wholly funded by the Department)
Campaign for Homeless and Rootless20,000*
Coventry day centre20,00020,000
Homeless Action and Accommodation †3,000
NACRO (LANCE Manchester Project)28,89019,935
National Association of voluntary Hostels2,500*
Peter Bedford Project8,750*
Shilhay Community—Exeter ‡3,000
* To be negotiated
† Short term pump priming grant
‡ Capital grant, for 1979–80 only
For 1979–80 the Supplementary Benefits Commission is making grants under schedule 5 to the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976 to the following voluntary organisations providing services similar to those provided in reception centres for people without a settled way of living.
Aberdeen Cyrenians3,500
Birmingham Committee for night shelter5,500
Birmingham, St. Anne's3,000
Birmingham, St. Basils (Boot night shelter)6,000
Cambridge Cyrenians1,000
Cardiff Cyrenians3,000
Coventry Cyrenians4,000
Edinburgh People's Palace5,000

on average, the unemployed continue to receive family income supplement.

The hon. Member will know from my reply to him on 29 October that information is not available in the form requested.—[Vol. 972, c. 437.]