To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many families with children in full-time education (a) 16 years, (b) 17 years and (c) 18 years were in receipt of (i) income support, and (ii) family credit, in 1989–90; and how many families lost the child allowance in the benefit during the course of that year because the child, even though in full-time education, reached the age of 19 years.
The information requested is set out in the table. Families appear in each age category in which they have a child.
|Families with children||On income support1||On family credit2|
|Aged 16 years||66,000||20,000|
|Aged 17 years||26,000||9,500|
|Aged 18 years||15,000||5,000|
|1Source: annual statistical inquiry May 1989.|
|2 Figures relate to awards current at 31 March 1990 and refer to the age of the child at the beginning of the 26-week award.|