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Family Credit

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many families in (a) west Leeds, (b) Leeds, (c) west Yorkshire and (d) England are in receipt of family credit; what estimated proportion these families represent of those entitled to this benefit; and if he will make a statement.

The latest available information about the familes receiving family credit is as follows:

Number who, at the time their award was made, were living in:
a. West Leeds12,800
b. Leeds24,500
c. West Yorkshire315,600
d. England257,000
1 Total in the area covered by the Leeds West, Leeds North West and Leeds North local Social Security offices.
2 Total in the area covered by all the local Social Security offices in Leeds.
3 Total in the area covered by all the Social Security offices in West Yorkshire.
Information about the total number of families eligible for family credit can be obtained only for Great Britain, and only retrospectively, from family expenditure survey data.