HC Deb 02 February 1994 vol 236 cc734-5W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 21 January,Official Report, columns 899–902, if he will publish tables, similar to those in his Department's tax benefit model table, showing net weekly spending power for a lone mother with two children aged four and six years under the benefit system as uprated (a) in April 1993 and (b) in April 1994 who is (i) not working, after one year on benefits, (ii) earning £20 a week from part-time working and (iii) working full time and earning (1) £60, (2) £70, (3) £80,(4) £90, (5) £100, (6) £110 and (7) £120 per week.

Mr. Burt

The information is in the tables. We have assumed for the purposes of the question that part-time work is less than 16 hours a week.

(v) £100, (vi) £110, (vii) £120, (viii) £130, (ix) £140, (x) £150, (xi) £160 and (xii) £170 per week under the benefit system as per its uprating in 1993.

Mr. Burt

The information requested is provided in "Tax/Benefit Model Tables 1993", published in October 1993, copies of which are available in the Library.