HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c550W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost of introducing a tax allowance for child care costs, set against the taxable income of the mother, equal to £50 per week(a) per family with children under the age of 16 years and (b) per family with at least one child under the age of five years, giving the numbers of each who would benefit from such an allowance.

Mr. Maude

I regret that it has not been possible to provide an answer before the summer recess. I shall therefore write to the hon. Member and place a copy of the letter in the Library.

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