Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Family Income Supplement on 27th January 1986.
Mr. Madden Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide detailed information about the numbers of people, in each of the last three years, living in Bradford, in receipt of family income supplement; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major I regret that this information is not available. Family income supplement claims are dealt with by one centre at Blackpool and no information is maintained about claims from particular local areas.
Mr. Marlow Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has as to the number and percentage of teachers in receipt of family income supplement.
Mr. Major I regret that this information is not available. Teachers are included for family income supplement statistical purposes in a general group which covers administrative, social, professional and technical workers and a breakdown by individual occupation is not possible.