HC Deb 19 January 1993 vol 217 cc169-70W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table to show for each office of the Social Security Agency the number of(a) female and (b) male single persons who are in receipt of income support; and of these how many in each area and category are single parents.

Mr. Hanley

Responsibility for the subject in question has been delegated to the Social Security Agency under its chief executive, Mr. Alex Wylie. However, I understand that the information is not available in the format requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.