HC Deb 15 November 2001 vol 374 c842W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in(a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland are eligible for (i) the working families tax credit and (ii) the child care tax credit. [15147]

Dawn Primarolo

The number of families in receipt of the working families tax credit (WFTC) in each country are shown in the WFTC quarterly inquiries, copies of which are in the Library.

The following are estimates of the number of families in each country in receipt of the child care tax credit within WFTC at May 2001:

(a) England 119,400
(b) Wales 6,900
(c) Scotland 14,200
(d) Northern Ireland 3,900


The figures for England, Wales and Scotland are estimates based on a 5 per cent. sample of awards, and are therefore subject to sampling error. In addition, there were a small number of families for which the country was not known from the data used to compile these estimates.

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