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Welfare Tax Credits

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2009, Official Report, column 1639W, on tax credit, how many current recipients of tax credits would see their entitlement reduced to zero in each scenario. (257092)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of tax credit payments were made to (a) working claimants and (b) claimants who were not working in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (257188)

The information is not available in the format requested.

Estimates of the average number of in-work and out-of-work families benefiting from tax credits in 2006-07, as well as their total tax credit entitlements are available in the HMRC publication “Child and Working Tax Credits. Finalised Annual Awards 2006-07”. This publication is available on the HMRC website at:

Estimates for 2007-08 are not yet available.