To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new parents received (a) statutory paternity pay, (b) statutory maternity pay and (c) maternity allowance in each financial year since 2010-11.
16 September 2021
The information is not held in the form requested. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) do hold information on claimants of statutory parental payments, but this is not limited to new parents and will include claimants in each year in which they received statutory payments.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publish statistics about benefits, including Statutory Maternity Pay and Maternity Allowance: