HC Deb 25 July 1988 vol 138 cc143-4W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish figures showing, for each class A national insurance benefit and for each means-tested social security benefit, the numbers and proportions of claimants who are(a) women and (b) lone parents, giving the most recent figures.

Mr. Portillo

[holding answer 18 July 1988]: The figures, in so far as they are available, are as follows:

Mrs. Currie

[holding answer 22 July 1988]: The information is shown in the tables. Health authority areas were changed in 1974: the data prior to 1974 are not threefore directly comparable with those for 1974 onwards.

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