§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will provide a breakdown of the current recipients of family credit to show the numbers of(a) single parents, (b) single earner couples, (c) two earner couples and (d) other categories. 702W
§ Mr. Keith Bradley
The information requested is set out in the table.
Family credit recipients by family type, August 1997 Family type Number of claimants Single parents 351,000 Single earner couples 369,000 Two earner couples 30,000 Others 6,000 All cases 757,000
1. All figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand.
2. Cases classified as others are self-employed cases with earning assessed as nil.
3. Sample size 5 per cent.
Family Credit 5 per cent. sample of all awards.