Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit on 30th October 1986.
Mr. Clay Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were living in families below supplementary benefit level, on supplementary benefit, with incomes up to 140 per cent. of supplementary benefit, classified by both employment status and family type in 1983 on the latest basis and on a basis comparable with 1981 and 1979; and, in each case, what proportion of the total population in each category they represent.
Mr. Major I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.