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Employment Schemes: Lone Parents

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the £40 back to work credit for lone parents was made available on a national basis; and how many lone parents have received the credit since that date. (275894)

[holding answer 15 May 2009]: In work credit for lone parents was introduced nationally from 7 April 2008. The total number of lone parents who have taken it up since then, up to the end of March 2009, is 61,610.