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Working Tax Credit

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of those eligible for the child care element of the working tax credit received it in each year since it was introduced. (228967)

Estimates of the average number of families benefiting from the child care element of working tax credit are provided in table 2.4 of the HMRC publications “Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised annual awards”, for each relevant year. These are available on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personaltax-credits/cwtc-quarterly-stats.htm

Information on the total number of families eligible for the child care element is not available.