HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c201W
Ms Kelly

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of housing benefit who will become eligible for the working families tax credit after 1 April in (i) Bolton, (ii) the North West and (iii) England. [75633]

Dawn Primarolo

The estimated number of families in England in receipt of both Housing Benefit and Working Families Tax Credit is 190,000 in 1999–2000. No reliable estimates are available for numbers in either Bolton or the North-West.