HL Deb 21 July 1997 vol 581 c139WA
Earl Russell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why the increased disregard for lone parents on family credit is to be restricted to those with more than one child.

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

The Government are committed to developing a national childcare strategy which will plan provision to match requirements of the modern labour market and provide the genuine help needed by parents to balance the demands of family and working life.

The childcare disregard is being increased to reflect the higher costs incurred by those who pay for childcare for more than one child.

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