§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many and what percentage of children aged 18 years or under were dependent on people claiming unemployment benefit in(a) York, (b) North Yorkshire, (c) Yorkshire and Humberside and (d) England in each year since 1979. 168W
§ Mr. Oppenheim
Information on those aged 18 and under who are dependent on people claiming unemployment-related benefits is available from the labour force survey for England and Yorkshire and Humberside and for 1992–1994 is shown. Information for 1979–1983 is not available and for 1984–1991 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Dependent children aged 18 and under whose head of family is claiming unemployment related benefits1 (spring each year, not seasonally adjusted) England Yorkshire and Humberside Thousands Per cent2 Thousands Per cent.2 1992 1,122 10 129 11 1993 1,219 11 127 10 1994 1,146 10 119 0 Notes: 1 Unemployment benefit, income support and national insurance credits. 2 Percentage of all dependent children aged 18 or under.
Labour Force Survey.