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Lone Parents: Employment

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of the lone parents who were moved from income support onto jobseeker's allowance as a result of changes to benefit rules in December 2008 are in employment; and if she will make a statement. (286481)

Due to unavoidable time lags in the collation and assessment of our benefits and employment data, the Department cannot provide this information at this point in time. Our comprehensive evaluation of Lone Parent Obligations will address benefit transitions and employment outcomes and this information will be available in due course.