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Employment Schemes: Lone Parents

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his Department’s publication Ready for Work, what forecast he has made of (a) the likely number of work focused interviews which will be attended by lone parents in each quarter until 2011, broken down by (i) region, (ii) ethnicity and (iii) family size, (b) the annual cost of providing such work focused interviews, (c) the number of additional staff needed to provide such work focused interviews and (d) the cost of such additional staff in each quarter until 2011. (176945)

The full information requested is not available. The Impact Assessment published alongside the publication “Ready for Work: full employment in our generation” presented our current estimates of the impact of the proposals on the number of lone parents on benefits and costs. Work is ongoing on detailed implementation plans.