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Income Support: Lone Parents

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 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 the likely number of lone parents claiming income support in each quarter to 2011, broken down by (a) region, (b) ethnicity and (c) family size; and what assessment he has made of the effect on these numbers on changes in his Department’s spending on (i) benefits and (ii) benefit administration. (176943)

The full information requested is not available. The Impact Assessment published alongside the publication “Ready for Work” presented our current estimates of the impact of the proposals on benefit case loads and costs.