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Child Trust Fund: Middlesbrough

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of children in (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland and (b) the Tees Valley have received a Child Trust Fund account since 1 September 2002. (134655)

All children born on or after 1 September 2002 are eligible for the Child Trust Fund as long as they are in receipt of child benefit, live in the UK and they are not subject to any immigration restrictions. Special arrangements are in place for looked-after children. All eligible children will receive a Child Trust Fund account whether opened by parents or the Government on their behalf.

Constituency and regional data on Child Trust Fund accounts were published on 11 January 2007 and can be viewed on the HM Revenue and Customs’ website at:

www.hmrc.gov.uk/ctf/stats.htm