HC Deb 09 May 1996 vol 277 c231W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of lone parents in(a) 1984 and (b) 1995 who are (i) divorced and (ii) widowed; and if he will make a statement. [27896]

Mr. Andrew Mitchell

The latest available estimates are for 1994–95.

The estimates are:

1984 1994–95
Divorced/separated 68 58
Widowed 12 5
Single never married 20 37


The estimates are based on sample survey data.


Department of Social Security data.