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Family Incomes

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) Official Report, 3 May, column 653, what proportion of the lowest quintile were dependent on social security benefits broken down by family type and type of benefit.

The information is set out in the tables.The tables show the proportion of people in the lowest quintile in 1979 who were in households receiving the various benefits. The tables do not show what other sources of income may have been received by these households.