Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits on 3rd December 1986.
Mr. Hirst Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the latest take-
Mr. Major The latest estimates by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys of the number of one parent families in Great Britain for each year from 1979 to 1984, suggest that the take-
Year | Per cent.
1979 | 70
1980 | 77
1981 | 78
1982 | 83
1983 | 89
1984 | 93
(1) The take-
(2) The increase in child benefit (one parent benefit) for a single parent family was introduced in 1977.