New Deal (Lone Parents)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 12th November 2001.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley 2:30 pm, 12th November 2001

I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer and I welcome what the new deal is trying to do, alongside sure start, of which I am a board member locally. What measures is my right hon. Friend considering to assist those lone parents who have been on benefit for some time, perhaps 10 years, and those whose youngest child is of secondary school age?