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Income Support

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the number of working families with children and a mortgage, whose net incomes, adding in child benefit, family credit and rate rebates as appropriate, but deducting income tax, National Insurance contribution, local authority rates and mortgage payments are (a) less than they would receive after 16 weeks on income support, (b) less than 20 per cent. above what they would receive after 16 weeks on income support, and (c) less than 40 per cent. above what they would receive after 16 weeks on income support.

This information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.