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Welfare Tax Credits

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proportion of families with children are (a) eligible for and (b) claimants of tax credits; (135559)

(2) what proportion of families without children are (a) eligible for and (b) claimants of tax credits.

Estimates of take-up rates for child and working tax credits in 2003-04 and 2004-05, including information on families with children and families without children, are available on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-take-up.htm