HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 c242W
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).