HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c204W
Mr. Hume

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information he has on the number or total value of single payments made to single parents in the past four years.

Mr. Needham

[holding answer 13 February 1989]The available information is as follows:

Single Payments1
Number Value £
May 1985 to May 1986 56,500 6,961,000
May 1986 to May 1987 58,900 6,146,000
1 Estimates based on a 5 per cent. sample.

I regret that corresponding figures are not available for 1987–88.

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