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Grandparents: Parental Responsibility

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 April 2007, Official Report, column 866W, on grandparents: parental responsibility, for what reasons the information is not available; and if he will take steps to make it available. (135112)

Information about the family relationship between a claimant and any dependant children is not needed for the assessment of income-related benefit claims, so it is not recorded. We have no plans to change this.