asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were receiving family income supplement in 1979; and what was the estimated take-up rate.
It is estimated that 70,000 families were receiving family income supplement at the end of October 1979. Information is not yet available for any period after the November uprating. As to the take-up rate, I cannot at present add to my reply to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) on 29 October.—[Vol. 972, c. 436–7.]