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Family Tax Credits (Northern Ireland)

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the uptake of family tax credits has been since its introduction in Northern Ireland, broken down by Westminster constituency; how much in total has been paid and if he will make a statement. (77340)

Take up rates for family credit, working families tax credit and child and working tax credit is not available by constituency. Estimates of take up rates for child and working tax credits in 2003-04, including breakdown by country and region, are detailed in the HMRC publication "Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit 2003-04".This publication also details take up rates for family credit and working families tax credit, which preceded the new tax credits. Estimates for the number of in-work families, and amounts paid, receiving working family tax credit and family credit between May 1998 and February 2003 appear in the quarterly published WFTC statistics. Estimates for 2003-04 and 2004-05 of the numbers of in-work families with child and working tax credit awards, including breakdown by constituency, based on final family circumstances and incomes for 2003-04 and 2004-05 are published in "Child and Working Tax Credit. Finalised Awards 2003-04. Geographical Analysis" and "Child and Working Tax Credit. Finalised Awards 2004-05. Geographical Analysis".

These publications are available on the HMRC website at: