§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the annual spending on family credit; and what was the spending on family income supplement in 1979.
§ Mr. Roger Evans
The published forecast for family credit expenditure for 1994–95 is £1,276 million. This is 18 times more in real terms than the £24 million spent on family income supplement in 1978–79.