HC Deb 28 March 2001 vol 365 cc700-1W
Mr. Goggins

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what measures he is taking to help and encourage lone parents on Income Support into work. [156368]

Angela Eagle

From 30 April 2001 we are introducing Personal Adviser meetings for lone parents making claims to, or already receiving, Income Support. Personal Adviser meetings are an opportunity for lone parents to talk about their own circumstances, and find out about the help available to start or prepare for work through the New Deal for Lone Parents.

Full information is contained in "Personal Adviser Meetings and the New Deal for Lone Parents: A Guide to Policy and Practice". Copies have been placed in the Library and are available on the internet at www.dss.gov.uk.