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Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2008, Official Report, column 1124W, on unemployment, what the equivalent figures were for 1997. (190913)

Number of working age workless households by type. Great Britain: Quarter 2 (April, May, June) 1997Number (thousand)Two parent household with dependent children371Lone/single parent household with dependent children756Other household with dependent children18Total number of workless households with dependent children1,145 Notes:1. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand. Totals may not sum due to rounding.2. The figures show the number of working-age households with dependent children where no adult works.3. A working-age household is a household that includes at least one person of working age (a woman aged between 16 and 59 or a man aged between 16 and 64).4. Workless individuals are those who are either International Labour Organisation unemployed or economically inactive (that is, not in employment).5. A dependent child is defined as a child aged under 16 or aged under 19 and in full-time education.Source:ONS Labour Force Survey