HC Deb 31 March 1976 vol 908 c491W
Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the best estimate of the percentage of children in one-parent families.

Mr. Meacher

The estimate of children in one-parent families in Great Britain in 1971 given in the Finer Committee's Report—1,080,000—was equivalent to 8 per cent. of all dependent children. No later estimate is available.