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Child Tax Credit

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many advertisements the Inland Revenue have placed on (a) local commercial radio broadcasting in Worcestershire and (b) local newspapers circulating in Worcestershire to promote the take-up of child tax credit and working tax credit. [110155]

The Inland Revenue's national campaign to encourage take-up of child tax credit and working tax credit has used a variety of media including television, radio, online and national newspapers and magazines. There has also been some targeted local publicity to encourage claims for the child and working tax credits, although there has been no advertising on local commercial radio or in local newspapers specifically in the Worcestershire area.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families have made a successful application for the children's tax credit for (a) 2001–02 and (b) 2002–03. [110900]

I refer the hon. Member to my answer to the hon. Member for Northavon (Mr. Webb) on 14 April 2003, Official Report, columns 547–548W.An estimate of the total number of families benefiting from the Children's Tax Credit in 2001–02 will be available from the Survey of Personal Incomes. This will be compiled towards the end of this year.