§ 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 Note 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.