§ 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. 
§ 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 Allowance
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.