Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Family Income Supplement on 27th February 1987.
Mr. Patrick Thompson Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when awards of family income supplement will terminate as a result of the introduction of the provisions of the Social Security Act 1986.
Mr. Major I have today laid regulations’ providing for awards of FIS to terminate not later than 11 April 1988, when it is proposed that the new Family Credit scheme should take effect under the Social Security Act 1986. Transitional arrangements for existing FIS recipients will be made under separate regulations to be made under that Act. A commencement order for the relevant provisions of the 1986 Act will be introduced in due course.