To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will update his answer of 27 March 1990, Official Report, columns 165–66, to the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field), concerning the numbers dependent on income support.
The information requested is in the table.
|Number of claimants in receipt of Income Support.|
Number of partners and dependent children of claimants in receipt of Income Support
All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand and may not therefore sum.
The figures for 1989 may differ from those previously given. The earlier figures were based upon provisional estimates from the quarterly statistical enquiry for May 1989.
Income Support Annual Statistical Enquiries, 1989 and 1990.