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Income Support: Lone Parents

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents are claiming income support; and how many of those have a youngest child under (a) 12, (b) 10 and (c) seven years of age. (252984)

The information requested is in the table.

Number of lone parents claiming income support

May 2008

All

738,640

Youngest child aged under 7

459,690

Youngest child aged 7 to less than 10

114,350

Youngest child aged 10 to less than 12

65,260

Note:

1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10; some additional disclosure control has also been applied.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.