§ Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to raise the age limit for receipt of family credit child care help. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
Proposals have been referred to the Social Security Advisory Committee which include extending eligibility for the child care disregard from the child's 11th birthday until the following September.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claims in total have been made for the child care disregard in respect of (i) family credit and (ii) disability working allowance; and how many have been disallowed for(a) being in receipt of the maximum benefit, (b) child care not being provided by a registered provider, (c) the child being aged over 11 years and >(d) being one of a couple where the partner was not incapacitated.