§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many divorces have taken place year by year since 1969; how many of the divorces were in the 18 to 21 year age group; and what percentage they made up of the total.
§ Mr. Deakins
The figures below show the total numbers of divorces in England and Wales and the estimated numbers where (a) the husband, (b) the wife was aged 18, 19, 20 or 21 at the date of the decree absolute. No estimates are available of the number of divorces in which both parties were aged 18–21.
people who for practicable purposes are regarded as unemployable due to severe disability. I understand that they are not included by the Department of Employment in the numbers registered as unemployed, and the Supplementary Benefits Commission does not require them to register for employment as a condition of receiving supplementary benefit. Where appropriate, they are credited with contributions and they are paid by order book, like pensioners.