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Employment: Lone Parents

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to support lone parents in seeking work. (208020)

Lone parents already have access to a comprehensive package of measures via new deal for lone parents or new deal plus for lone parents pilots to encourage them to improve their employment opportunities and gain independence through working.

We recently announced additional support from April 2008 to help more lone parents make the transition into employment including the national roll out of in work credit, an in work discretion fund, in work advisory support and work focused pre-employment training.