HC Deb 05 March 2001 vol 364 cc87-8W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the types of child care costs taken into consideration in the payment of the Working Families Tax Credit. [150519]

Dawn Primarolo

The child care tax credit in the Working Families Tax Credit supports the National Child Care Strategy not only by making child care more affordable but by ensuring that the help we give goes to those using safe, good quality, child care. By the end of August 2000, 124 000 working families were getting money towards their child care costs through the Working Families Tax Credit. This is far in excess of the 47,000 families who received child care help at the high-water mark of family credit.