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Lord Astor of Hever asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security (Baroness Hollis of Heigham): The information is not available in the form requested. Such information as is available is in the table.

Numbers of Carers caring for more than 35 hours a week who have a weekly household equivalised net income, excluding all benefits, below the given thresholds in 1997-98

Equivalised incomeBefore housing cost incomePercentageAfter housing cost incomePercentage
Less than £50 per week410,00052450,00056
Between £50 and £100 pw90,0001180,00010
Between £100 and £150 pw80,0001090,00011
Between £150 and £200 pw80,0001060,0008
More than £200 pw130,00017120,00015
Total800,000100800,000100

Notes:

1. Source Family Resources Survey (FRS) 1997-98 and derived Households Below Average Income dataset. The FRS covers private households in Great Britain only.

2. All estimates are subject to sampling error, and numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10,000 percentages to the nearest percentage point. They should not be regarded as accurate to that degree.

3. April 1999 prices.

4. All benefits to the household have been removed from total net income but the tax paid on benefits is not separately identified and thus income is net of all tax including tax on benefits.

5. Equivalised income is money income adjusted for the size of the household. A couple with no children in receipt of £50 of non-benefit income would have an equivalised income of £50. A single person in receipt of £50 of non-benefit income before housing costs would have an equivalised income of about £82 before housing costs in the table above.


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Lord Astor of Hever asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How many of the current claimants of invalid care allowance care for more than (a) 35 hours a week; (b) 45 hours a week; (c) 55 hours a week; and (d) 65 or more hours a week.[HL4251]

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: The information is not available in the form requested. Such information as is available is in the table.

Hours per week Caring Reported by Invalid Care Allowance Recipients in the Family Resources Survey 1997-98

Percentage
No hours given or less than 45 hours per week50
45 to 65 hours per week13
More than 6537
Total100

Notes:

1. The Family Resources Survey covers private households in Great Britain only.

2. All estimates are subject to sampling error and have been rounded to the nearest percentage point. Given a relatively small sample, they should not be regarded as accurate to that degree.

3. Number of hours spent caring is given as a total of hours cited for all recipients of care given by that individual.




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