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Lone Parents

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2007, Official Report, column 2163W, on lone parents, how many lone parents there were in each local authority at the 1981 Census, expressed as a proportion of the working age population, broken down by five year age cohort; (156252)

(2) pursuant to the answer of 12 September 2007, Official Report, column 2163W, on lone parents, how many lone parents there were in each local authority, expressed as a proportion of the working age population, in each year for which figures are available, broken down by five year age cohorts.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 8 October 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions asking:

(a) how many lone parents there were in each local authority, expressed as a proportion of the working age population, in each year for which figures are available, broken down by five year age cohorts. (156270)

(b) how many lone parents there were in each local authority at the 1981 Census, expressed as a proportion of the working age population, broken down by five year age cohort. (156252)

I have been asked to reply in her absence.

Figures are provided for the 1981, 1991 and 2001 decennial censuses. As no published tables exist that provide the requested figures, the tables have been specially run and deposited in the House of Commons Library.