§ Mr. Alasdair Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people in Scotland, under the age of 18 years, are in receipt of(a) Income Support, (b) Housing Benefit, (c) Jobseeker's Allowance and (d) Lone Parent Benefit as part of Child Benefit. 
§ Angela Eagle
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the table.
Number of people under 18 in Scotland who receive Income Support, Housing Benefit, Jobseeker's Allowance and Lone Parent Benefit as part of Child Benefit Benefit type Claimants aged 16 and 17 Income Support (August 1999) 2,100 Housing Benefit (May 1998) 1700 Jobseeker's Allowance (August 1999) 600 Lone parent addition as part of Child Benefit (August 1999) 700 1 The Housing Benefit figure is based on a 1 per cent. sample and therefore subject to a high degree of sampling error. For example, the estimate of 700 could lie within the range of approximately 200 to 1,200
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.
2. Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance and Child Benefit figures are based on a 5 per cent. sample and as such subject to a degree of sampling error.
3. Precise figures cannot be provided because the figures have been extrapolated from small samples and will therefore be subject to a high degree of sampling error.
Income Support Statistics Quarterly Enquiry, August 1999–5 per cent.
Jobseeker's Allowance Statistics Quarterly Enquiry, August 1999–5 per cent.
Housing Benefit Management Information System, annual 1 per cent. inquiries taken on the second Thursday of May 1998. Child Benefit Computer System—5 per cent. sample.