asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, further to his reply to the right hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South (Mr. Ashley), Official Report, 7 March, c. 361, if he will now show the numbers of unemployed males in each family category as percentages of all males in the same family category.
|Type of family||Number of unemployed males receiving benefit||Number of families headed by a male (aged 16–64)||Column (2) as a percentage of column (3)||Number of unemployed males receiving benefit||Column (5) as a percentage of column (3)|
|All periods||Over 1 year|
|All with children||…||…||224||6,410||3·5||71||1·1|
|4 or more children||…||…||37||350||10·6||17||4·9|
|Sources: 5 per cent. sample of claimants for unemployment benefit or credits on 9 November 1978; 2 per cent. sample of supplementary benefit recipients on 29 November 1978; 4 per cent. sample of child benefit recipients at 31 December 1978 and OPCS population figures.|
|(i) Column (2) figures in brackets—Married recipients of unemployment benefit without supplementary allowance are shown in the table as single, unless they were receiving benefit for a dependant. Thus single males and married couples without children arc not expressed in column (4) as a percentage of families headed by a male. A percentage figure is given, however, for the single males and married couples without children shown in column (5) since the number still receiving unemployment benefit after 1 year is very small.|
|(ii) Column (3)—A deduction, estimated from the family finances survey October 1978–79, has been made in respect of one parent families headed by a female, for those categories listed as married with children.|