HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 c509W
23. Mr. Savidge

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the number of people in Scotland who will be able to benefit from the working families tax credit; and if he will make a statement. [96368]

Dr. Reid

I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Chancellor on the introduction of the Working Families Tax Credit, which could benefit up to 140,000 families in Scotland. People who think they may be eligible can ring a freephone number—0800 597 5976—to check eligibility and get application forms. 24,000 Scots have already done so. Those currently receiving Family Credit will automatically be sent an application form.