To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
(1) what his latest estimates are of the number of lone parent families in each region that will be affected by the changes to the eligibility criteria for income support taking effect in (a) October 2009 and (b) October 2010; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what his latest estimates are of the number of lone parent families in each region that will be affected by the changes to the eligibility criteria for income support taking effect in October 2008; and if he will make a statement.
The information is not available.
Information is available on the number of lone parents receiving income support at November 2007 who had a youngest child aged seven, 10 or 12 or over at that date by region.
That information is in the following table:
|Number of income support lone parents at November 2007, by age of youngest child|
|Government Office Region||12 or over||10 and over||7 and over|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||8,280||13,530||22,480|
|East of England||7,630||12,720||21,760|
|Claimants living abroad/Unknown||0||0||10|
|Note: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Source: DWP Information Directorate 100 per cent. WPLS.|