HC Deb 05 February 1996 vol 271 c77W
Rev. William McCrea

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the current costs of bringing up children to(a) lone parents and (b) couples. [12547]

Mr. Moss

Where a lone parent is in employment there is a potentially greater need to pay for child care. Apart from this, there is no consistent evidence that the financial requirements of a lone-parent household in bringing up a child are different from those of a two-parent household.

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