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Child Tax Credit: Grandparents

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of grandparents eligible to claim child tax credits for grandchildren in their care; and what proportion of this group receive such credits. (305319)

The information requested is not available as the survey used to estimate eligibility does not provide large enough sample sizes to accurately estimate the number of grandparents eligible to claim child tax credits for grandchildren in their care, and HMRC data does not record the nature of the relationship between the child and the child tax credit recipient where the claimant is not their parent.