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Child Tax Credit

Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency have claimed child tax credits in each year since their introduction. (301816)

Estimates of the average number of recipient families and their entitlements to tax credits, by Government office region, local authority and parliamentary constituency, for each year between 2003-04 and 2007-08, are available in the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) publications ‘Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics Finalised Annual Awards. Geographical Analyses’, available at:

The same information for 2008-09 is not yet available as awards have not yet been finalised. However, estimates of the number of recipient families with tax credits, based on provisional awards, as at 1 April 2009, are available in the HMRC snapshot publication ‘Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Geographical analyses. April 2009’, available at the same web address.