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Child Tax Credit

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families claimed children's tax credit for 2002-03; if he will estimate the number of families who were eligible for the credit in that year; what the last date is on which claims for that year may be submitted; and if he will make a statement. (247170)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 14 July 2005, Official Report, column 1173W, and to paragraph 5.11 of Budget 2002, which can be found on the HM Treasury website at:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/Budget 2002.pdf

Claims for children's tax credit for tax year 2002-03 must be submitted to HMRC by 31 January 2009.