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Child Maintenance Written Answer, 11/11/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 11 November 2013 in response to Philip Davies' (Cons) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) number of absent mothers and (b) proportion of such mothers who pay their child's maintenance.

Young Fathers Debate, 05/07/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Debate in the House of Commons on 5 July 2013 on young fathers. The debate was opened by David Lammy (Lab).

Fractured families: why stability matters, 14/06/13 [E/NI/S/W]
This report from the Centre for Social Justice says that a million children are growing up in "men deserts" due to the high number of fatherless households and lone parent families are increasing by more than 20,000 a year and will top two million by the next general election.

Fathers Oral Question, 13/06/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Question in the House of Lords on 13 June 2013 from Lord Bates asking Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the finding by the Centre for Social Justice that around one million children in Britain grow up with no contact with their fathers.

Lone parents Written Answer, 05/03/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 5 March 2013 in response to Kerry McCarthy's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) Work Programme providers about increases in the number of lone parents being referred for benefit sanctions.

Social Security Written Answer, 05/03/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 5 March 2013 in response to Andrew Rosindell's (Cons) Question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that young mothers who receive benefits are educated in financial budgeting.

Single parents and universal credit: singled out?, 11/02/13 [E/NI/S/W]
This analysis for Gingerbread and the Children’s Society of the government’s planned reform of social security benefits, shows that more than 100,000 children will be plunged into poverty by benefit cuts to young or disabled single parents.

Poverty and lone parents Motion, 14/01/13 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 14 January 2013 by Mary Fee (Lab) on Surviving Poverty, the Impact of Lone Parenthood in Scotland.

Families and households 2012, 01/11/12 [E/NI/S/W]
The Office for National Statistics has presented recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type.

Lone Parents Written Answer, 24/10/12 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 24 October 2012 in response to Kate Green's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents claiming jobseeker's allowance have been subject to a benefit sanction in each year since 2008; and what assessment he has made of the reasons for which lone parents claiming jobseeker's allowance have been referred for a benefit sanction.