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Jobseeker’s Allowance: Lone Parents

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents under the age of 18 were in receipt of income-based jobseeker's allowance in each of the last 10 years. (290863)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: The information is not available in the format requested. However, almost all lone parents under the age of 18 on benefits claim income support rather than jobseeker’s allowance as they are not required to be available for work.