HC Deb 27 January 1983 vol 35 cc508-9W
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.

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