HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 cc622-3W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will consider introducing non-means-tested benefits for lone parents who are not covered by insurance contributions; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Burt

One parent benefits is a non-means-tested and non-contributory supplement to child benefit which is already available to all lone parents. It is currently received by nearly 1 million families.