David Burrowes – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Burrowes on 2016-03-21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Government plans to spend on relationship support in 2016-17; and on what programmes that funding will be spent.

Priti Patel

The Department is developing the detail of how the funding will be allocated. For 2016/17 we are extending our programme of relationship support provision which will include supporting local authorities to improve the quality of couple or co-parenting relationships and extending the evidence base in this policy area.

We are also exploring which interventions can maximise the important links between parenting and relationship support.