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Family Credit

Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the uptake of family credit in (a) the Liverpool area and (b) other areas in the north-west.

The latest available information about the families receiving family credit who, at the time their award was made, were living in the areas concerned is as follows:

  • (a) In the areas covered by the local social security offices in Liverpool—5,600;
  • (b) In the areas covered by all the local social security offices in the Department of Social Security's North Western Region—56,000.
  • Information about the total number of families eligible for family credit can be obtained only for Great Britain, and only retrospectively, from the family expenditure survey data.