§ Mr. Andrew Mitchell
The information is in the table.
Lone parents signing on to Income support/Family credit: Financial year Family credit Income support 1990–91 98,000 n/a 1991–92 96,000 n/a 1992–93 158,000 303,000 1993–94 149,000 290,000
Claims to One Parent Benefit: Calendar Year One Parent Benefit 1991 180,000 1992 188,000 1993 196,000 1994 177,000
Family Credit 5 per cent sample of awards
Income Support statistics Quarterly Enquiries
One Parent Benefit/Child Benefit Branch.
1. All figure have benn rounded to the nearest thousand.725W
2. One Parent Benefit figures are only available for calendar years.
3. Figures relate to new claims in the periods shown. It is possible for the same person to appear more than one if they cease claiming benefit and subsequently make a fresh claim after some time has elapsed.
4. Income Support figures are derived from 'point in time' figures at quarterly intervals through the year. It is possible that some new claimants may be omitted from the table if they started and ceased to claim Income Support entirely in the interval between two quarterly enquiries.