A Raw Deal for Lone Parents: Evaluating the Evidence

Gordon brown announced the New Deal for Lone Parents in his July 1997 Budget. Harriet Harman, then Secretary of State for Social Security, claimed ‘nearly all lone parents want to work… They want to work, not despite their children, but because of them’… we will hope lone mothers get off benefit and into work’.

David Willetts MP, Nicholas Hillman - Friday, 27th October, 2000