§ Mr. Maxton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing (a) the number and percentage of households in Scotland inhabited by single adults, (b) the number and percentage of these single adults currently receiving housing benefit and (c) the number and percentage currently paying rates from earned income.
§ Mr. Ancram
According to the 1981 Census of Population, on 5 April 1981 there were 433,228 households in Scotland containing one person over 16 years of age, with or without others under 16. These represented 24.3 per cent. of all Scottish households. The remainder of the information requested is not available centrally.