§ Mr. Pendry
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) in his press release of 16 December 1982, entitled "Housing Benefit" (No. 82/883), in each of the paragraphs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7, how many of those claimants mentioned are heads of (a) one-parent families and (b) two-parent families;
(2) under the unified housing benefit scheme starting in April 1983, what is his latest estimate of the number of (a) one-parent families, and (b) two-parent families who will be (i) better off, (ii) worse off and (iii) neither better nor worse off than under previous rebate and allowance schemes; and in (i) and (ii) if he will give an indication of the numbers in bands of 10p or as near as possible.
§ Mr. Newton
The information requested is being assembled. I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.