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2006 Pre-Budget Report

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the data supporting chart 5.1 in the 2006 pre-Budget report; and what the expected benefits to families in each category will be of the health in pregnancy grant. (170069)

The requested data is given as follows.

Weekly gains for families with children from tax credits and other children's measures by April 2007

Gross income (£)

1 child (£)

2 children (£)

3 or more children (£)

Number of families with children in income band (million)

Families with children in income band as a percentage of population

Under 10,000

30

55

88

1.7

23

10,000-19,999

40

69

99

1.1

14

20,000-29,999

14

26

59

1.3

17

30,000-39,999

14

16

19

1.2

16

40,000-49,999

15

15

16

0.8

11

50,000 and above

5

6

6

1.4

18

Overall average

21

29

54

7.4

100

Source:

HM Treasury

The Health in Pregnancy Grant cannot be compared with this data, as it is a one-off payment to women during pregnancy. The benefit to all women receiving the Grant will be £190.