§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the estimated number of single-parent families in Wales in 1971, 1976 and 1981, respectively.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The numbers of single-parent families were 72,000 and 85,000 respectively in 1971 and 1981. It should be noted that only about a half of these families contained one or more dependent children.
No comparable data are available for 1976.