§ Mr. Keith Bradley
As at November 1996 there were 517,000 lone parents with a youngest child below school age. This figure represents 50.5 per cent. of all lone parents on income support.
1. Below school age is defined as under five years of age.
2. Figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand and percentages to one decimal place.
3. Lone parents are those receiving the lone parent premium.
4. Sample size 5 per cent.
Income support statistics quarterly inquiry, November 1996.