§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish in the Official Report the latest estimate available of the net income of one-parent families from family allowances, pensions and/or social security benefits and rent allowances, as a percentage of the net income of a two-parent family with two children where the husband is receiving average male industrial earnings, in each EEC country, the United States of America and Scandinavia, in the following categories: (a) unmarried mother with one child of primary school age, (b) divorced or separated mother with two children and (c) widowed mother with two children.
§ Mr. Meacher
The only known research of this kind was commissioned in respect of four EEC and two Scandinavian countries by the Finer Committee. The results appear in Appendix 3 of its report of July 1974 (Cmnd. 5629).