§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people classified by the Inland Revenue as single persons are in each of the following categories: (a) unmarried women, (b) unmarried men, (c) widows, (d) widowers, (e) divorced men, (f) divorced women, (g) separated men and (h) separated women, respectively.
§ Mr. Higgins
The latest information available is for 1970–71 and is as follows:—
000's Single males 4,601 Single females, excluding widows 3,168 Widows 752
Single males include unmarried men, widowers, divorced men and separated men not supporting a wife; single females include unmarried women, divorced and separated women. It is not possible to distinguish these sub-groups within the totals shown.