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Family Incomes

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in how many two-parent families in receipt of family income supplement both parents are in paid

Great Britain 1981
Employment status of family headEstimated number of families with
One childTwo childrenThree childrenFour and more children
(a) and (b) Income relative to supplementary benefit level
(i) Below 140 per cent.Working full-time‡[30,000]60,000[30,000][10,000]
Not in work60,000[40,000][20,000][10,000]
(ii) At 140 per cent.*Working full-time‡nilnilnilnil
Not in work230,000240,000110,000[40,000]
(iii) Within 140 per cent.†Working full-time‡150,000320,000140,00070,000
Not in work50,00070,000[40,000][20,000]
(c) Total number of families2,920,0002,970,000940,000300,000
All figures are subject to statistical error. Figures shown in square brackets are subject to very considerable proportionate statistical error.
* Receiving supplementary benefit.
† Excludes those given at (i) and (ii).
‡ Includes those who have been sick or unemployed for less than 13 weeks.