HC Deb 25 February 1988 vol 128 cc333-4W
Mr. Hume

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what figures are available to indicate the proportion of four-year-olds in Northern Ireland(a) in single parent families, (b) whose parents are unemployed and (c) whose parents receive family income supplement.

Mr. Needham

[holding answer 24 February 1988]: The information is not available. However the proportion of four-year-olds in families receiving one parent benefit is approximately one in 17.5 of all four-year-olds in families receiving child benefit.