§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of women who are single, widowed, separated, with dependent children under 16 years of age for each of the years 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985, respectively.
§ Mr. Whitney
This information is not routinely available. There are estimates for 1979 and 1982, which were given in my reply to the hon. Member on 2 December 1985 at column127.