HC Deb 20 December 1984 vol 70 cc306-7W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide his latest estimates for the total number of family income supplement recipients, together with an estimate of how many of these are also liable for income tax; and if he will provide the same information for April 1984.

Mr. Whitney

It is estimated that some 210,000 recipients would be entitled to family income supplement in 1984 and of these some 75 per cent. would be liable for income tax at the date their claim was made. This is the latest information available.