HC Deb 26 June 1996 vol 280 c175W
Mr. Alan Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many parents who are(a) single and (b) part of a couple are currently claiming (i) income support, (ii) family credit, (iii) disability working allowance, (iv) housing benefit and (v) council tax benefit. [34270]

Mr. Roger Evans

The information is set out in the table.

Benefit Single Couples
Income Support 1,149,000 484,000
Housing Benefit 908,000 469,000
Council Tax Benefit 953,000 581,000
Family Credit 287,000 355,000
Disability Working 1,024 2,226


1. Income support quarterly inquiry August 1995.

2. Disability working allowance 100 per cent. count of claims.

3. Family credit statistics quarterly inquiries October 1995.

4. Housing benefit management information system, annual 1 per cent. sample inquiries, with and without income support taken at the end of May 1994.