§ Dr. McDonald
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in how many two-parent families in receipt of family income supplement both parents are in paid
Great Britain 1981 Employment status of family head Estimated number of families with One child Two children Three children Four and more children (a) and (b) Income relative to supplementary benefit level (i) Below 140 per cent. Working full-time‡ [30,000] 60,000 [30,000] [10,000] Not in work 60,000 [40,000] [20,000] [10,000] (ii) At 140 per cent.* Working full-time‡ nil nil nil nil Not in work 230,000 240,000 110,000 [40,000] (iii) Within 140 per cent.† Working full-time‡ 150,000 320,000 140,000 70,000 Not in work 50,000 70,000 [40,000] [20,000] (c) Total number of families 2,920,000 2,970,000 940,000 300,000 All figures are subject to statistical error. Figures shown in square brackets are subject to very considerable proportionate statistical error. * Receiving supplementary benefit. † Excludes those given at (i) and (ii). ‡ Includes those who have been sick or unemployed for less than 13 weeks.