§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he can now announce his detailed proposals for increasing the prescribed amounts for family income supplement.
§ Sir K. Joseph
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary regulations, I propose, with effect from 3rd April 1973, to raise the prescribed amounts in the following way:
One child family From £20 to £21 Two child family From £22 to £23.50 Three child family From £24 to £26 Four child family From £26 to £28.50 Five child family From £28 to £30.50 Six child family From £30 to £32.50
And so on, for larger families, by £2 steps. The maximum weekly payment will remain unchanged at £5.