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Child Trust Fund

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the Child Trust Fund in each year from 2007-08 to 2020-21 for which an estimate exists; and if he will make a statement. (154007)

The information is as follows:

AME accruals—I refer the hon. Member to the reply he received from my hon. Friend Economic Secretary to the Treasury on 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 542W, and to the reply he received from my right hon. Friend Secretary of State for Education and Skills on 17 October 2006, Official Report, column 1112W.

Administration costs—I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 25 January 2006, Official Report, column 2214W, to the hon. Member for Leeds, North-West (Greg Mulholland). Updated figures will be published later this year.