§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Prime Minister if she will publish in the Official Report a table showing the number of children under five years old in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland for whom supplementary benefit is being paid and, in each area, the number of those children who are in families headed by unemployed claimants.
§ The Prime Minister
The estimated number at December 1982, the latest date for which information is available, is as follows:
Number of children under five in families receiving supplementary benefit (1,000's) (a) (b) all children children in families in which the claimant is unemployed England 507 293 Scotland 62 33 Wales 39 25 Northern Ireland 32 23
England, Scotland and Wales—Annual statistical inquiry December 1982.
Northern Ireland—estimates derived from annual statistical inquiry, December 1982 and the 1981 census.