HC Deb 02 November 1993 vol 231 c189W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many families with children, broken down into lone parent families and two-parent families, are in receipt of income support, family credit or disability working allowance; and for each type of family for each relevant benefit, how many include a qualifying child.

Mr. Burt

The table shows the latest available figures:

Benefit in payment Lone parent families Two parent families
Income support (IS) 1985,000 1511,000
Family credit (FC) 2206,000 2281,000
Disability working allowance (DWA) 3270 3709
Totals 4,191,270 4792,709
1 Income support quarterly statistical inquiry, November 1992—rounded to nearest thousand.
2 As at 30 April 1993—rounded to nearest thousand.
3As at 30 April 1993.
4 There will be a small overlap because those on FC or DWA may also claim IS in mid-award if they cease work.

All the above cases include children for whom benefit is paid.

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