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One-Parent Families

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, at the latest available date, how many one-parent families on supplementary benefit currently have part-time earnings of (a) less than £6, (b) £6 to £9·99, (c) £10 to £14·99, (d) £15 to £19·99 and (e) £20 or more.

In November 1978, the approximate number of lone parents on supplementary benefit with part-time earnings was as follows:

Less than £6 a week15,000
£6 to £9·9918,000
£10 or more18,000
No breakdown is available of earnings over £10.