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Social Security Benefits: Families

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 24 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families have received (a) child trust fund payments, (b) child tax credit, (c) childcare tax credit and (d) working tax credit in each parliamentary constituency in Lancashire in the latest period for which figures are available. (282059)

Estimates of the number of child trust fund accounts opened for children born on or before 5 April 2007, in each parliamentary constituency, are available at:

Latest estimates of the average number of families benefiting from tax credits, as well as the average number of in-work families benefiting from the child care element in each Government office region, local authority and parliamentary constituency, based on final family circumstances and incomes, are available in the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) publication “Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised annual awards. Geographical analyses 2006-07”. This publication is available at:

HMRC do not produce these statistics separately for child tax credit and working tax credit. Information is not yet available for 2007-08 at parliamentary constituency level. Further information can be found at:

Latest estimates of the number of families who were claiming child benefit in the areas requested are provided in the HMRC annual publication “Child Benefit geographical statistics. August 2006”, available at:

Figures for August 2007 are not yet available.