HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 c164W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what guidance is given to social security officers as to the age at which it is deemed appropriate for pre-school children of single mothers to be placed with child minders when assessing the mothers' eligibility for income support.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

None. There is no requirement for children of any age to be placed with child minders as a condition of receiving income support.