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Lone Parents: Social Security Benefits

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in West Lancashire constituency were registered for lone parents’ benefit in the financial year ending March (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. (143533)

The available information is in the following table.

Lone parents in receipt of income support

West Lancashire parliamentary constituency

November 1997


November 2006



1. Latest available data are for November 2006.

2. For comparative purposes, earlier data have been provided for November rather than March 1997.

3. Data sources have changed over time; 1997 data are taken from five per cent. samples, and 2006 data are taken from 100 per cent. samples.

4. Five per cent. data have been rounded to the nearest hundred; 100 per cent. data have been rounded to the nearest 10.


Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate.

Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.