HC Deb 08 May 2000 vol 349 c276W
Ms Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have claimed Income Support during parental leave in the last 12 months. [120350]

Mr. Bayley

The new Income Support rules on parental leave came into effect on 5 January 2000. Early indications from a number of offices are that only a handful of claims have been received so far.