Income Support: Lone Parents

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents had claimed income support for (a) up to three months, (b) between three and six months, (c) between six and 12 months, (d) between one and two years, (e) between two years and three years and (f) more than three years in each quarter since 1992.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work)

Information is not available prior to 1999. The available information is in the following table.

Income Support lone-parent claimants in Great Britain by duration of claim: each quarter August 1999 to May 2006
Date Up to 3 months 3-6 months 6-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years 3 years and over
August 1999 67,080 61,050 103,120 147,540 103,240 458,670
November 1999 60,060 60,960 99,530 148,040 105,850 451,460
February 2000 52,130 57,620 102,570 149,860 107,470 449,430
May 2000 56,700 49,670 100,730 152,420 106,950 448,300
August 2000 59,880 54,520 91,360 153,250 107,450 449,060
November 2000 55,910 54,630 88,610 148,180 108,070 445,690
February 2001 52,220 55,320 94,670 144,300 109,800 447,150
May 2001 52,640 49,330 94,940 141,660 111,290 445,680
August 2001 54,790 50,670 90,210 140,660 111,850 447,190
November 2001 47,920 49,440 84,830 138,160 108,590 444,770
February 2002 46,010 47,360 86,750 138,900 105,680 447,420
May 2002 51,650 43,810 83,620 135,720 103,930 447,210
August 2002 53,630 49,650 79,550 133,340 104,080 449,860
November 2002 48,980 49,050 80,190 125,940 101,910 445,210
February 2003 40,550 48,520 85,090 123,050 102,080 444,470
May 2003 56,920 39,890 85,280 124,760 100,780 445,680
August 2003 49,570 53,790 77,240 125,800 98,330 446,720
November 2003 44,250 44,760 81,190 125,130 93,940 442,460
February 2004 45,840 42,800 84,460 123,210 92,080 441,860
May 2004 44,320 44,270 76,370 126,180 92,450 439,660
August 2004 46,430 42,750 75,670 122,800 92,550 437,890
November 2004 44,260 42,340 72,990 116,080 91,650 429,190
February 2005 45,010 42,510 73,090 116,720 89,900 425,910
May 2005 45,230 42,990 73,580 111,730 90,910 424,870
August 2005 49,280 43,010 74,680 110,190 88,180 424,030
November 2005 47,010 45,240 73,360 109,350 84,090 419,520
February 2006 44,170 45,990 76,550 109,690 84,690 416,000
May 2006 44,210 42,470 79,750 110,220 81,560 416,660
August 2006 51,550 43,000 77,690 114,290 81,020 415,630
Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Figures do not include lone -parents whose primary entitlement to benefit is for other reasons, for example disability

Source:

100 per cent DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS)

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