§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many single parents are on each Government training scheme; how many single parents on those schemes take up the child care allowance available; what is the total annual cost of the child care allowances scheme; and what is the estimated cost of providing child care allowance on training schemes for all married women who could potentially enter those schemes.
§ Mr. Nicholls
Information about the number of single parents on training schemes run by the Training Agency is not available. Only single parents on employment training may claim child care allowances. At the end of December 1989, the latest date for which information is available, about 3 per cent. of all trainees on employment training were receiving child care allowances at an estimated annual cost for 1989–90 of £l5 million. An estimate of the cost of providing child care allowances for all married women on training schemes could be provided only at disproportionate cost.