HC Deb 23 June 1977 vol 933 cc492-3W
Miss Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many (a) one-parent and (b) two-parent families with dependent children are in (i) full-time and (ii) part-time work.

Mr. Orme,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 20th June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 372], gave the following information:

Following are the estimated numbers of families normally in full-time employment, part-time employment or self-employed in December 1975:

Head of family One-parent families Thousands Two-parent families
Employed full-time 260 5,710
Employed part-time 80 50
Self-employed 40 670

These estimates are based on an analysis by the Department of Health and Social Security of the information recorded in the Family Expenditure Survey and are subject to sampling error. "Normally" means both those in work on the date of the survey interview and those who had been away from work for less than three months on that date.