Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit on 16th January 1986.
Mr. Frank Field Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will publish the number of families with children with additional requirements included in their supplementary benefit assessment, by type and average amount of additional requirement;.
(2) if he will provide estimates for November 1985 of the number of standard housing benefit recipients, in total and according to the following household types (a) pensioners, (b) working households with children, distinguishing between couples and single parents, (c) working households without children, (d) others with children, distinguishing between couples and single parents and (e) others without children.
Mr. Major I shall let the hon. Member have replies as soon as possible.