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Child Tax Credit: Poland

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Polish children living in Poland are in receipt of (a) child tax credits and (b) child benefit; and how much was spent on those payments in the last year for which figures are available. (174673)

[holding answer 17 January 2008]: Further to the answer given on 3 December 2007, Official Report, column 1018W, to the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr. Hammond), at the end of September 2007, out of the 16,286 ongoing awards to Polish nationals, child benefit was being paid for around 26,000 children. The other information requested is not available.

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