§ Mr. Park
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people claim mobility allowance in Coventry; and how many people in Coventry have been refused mobility allowance in the past three years due to the fact that the qualifying medical conditions were not present before the claimant's 65th birthday.
§ Mr. John Patten
The results from a 10 per cent. sample of census forms, published in the 1981 census county report for the West Midlands (part 2 table 48), show, that there were approximately 6,270 lone parent families with at least one dependent child, and 4,070 lone parent families with non-dependent children only, in Coventry at the time of the census. These figures use the census definition of "family"; they do not therefore include unmarried mothers who are living with their own parents. Nor do they include the small number of lone parents in households which comprise two or more families.