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Child Trust Fund: York

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children in City of York constituency have received child trust fund payments of (a) £250 and (b) £500 at birth. (257971)

We are unable to supply this information as it would be possible to do so only at a disproportionate cost. However, information on the number of child trust fund vouchers issued and the number of accounts opened in each constituency are published on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ctf/cons-stats-oct08.pdf

All children eligible for the child trust fund receive a £250 voucher. Children from low income families receive an additional £250 paid directly into their child trust fund account when the family’s child tax credit award has been finalised.

The latest set of figures was published on 6 November 2008.