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Benefits (EU Citizens)

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what provisions citizens of EU states that acceded in 2004 working in the UK are able to claim benefits in respect of families still living in their home countries; how many are claiming; and what the cost of this was in the last 12 months. (96825)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 13 September 2006, Official Report, columns 2337-338W, to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois).