§ Mrs. Anne Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) how many claims for family credit have been made in the period 1 April 1994 to 30 September 1994; 
(2) how many claims for family credit and child care disregard there were for (a) one-parent and (b) two-parent families in the period 1 April 1994 to 30 September 1994;
(3) how many claims for family credit had a request for child care costs to be disregarded in the period 1 April 1994 to 30 September 1994. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
In the six-month period from 1 April to 30 September 1994, there were a total of 677,000 claims for family credit.557W
Child care charges were not a relevant factor in the determination of family credit entitlement until October 1994. Consequently, the family credit claim form did not ask for details of child care charges before that date. No information is available about any family credit claimant who may, nevertheless, have made a request for child care charges to be taken into consideration.