HC Deb 18 October 2001 vol 372 c1296W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the major promotional activity that has occurred to publicise the working families tax credit since it was introduced; and what future plans the Government have to publicise the benefit. [7900]

Dawn Primarolo

There have been three major campaigns to publicise the WFTC between September 1999 and November 2000.

Posters and leaflets in Job Centres and other outlets have supported TV and press advertisements, and Ministers led a series of roadshows throughout the UK.

A freephone line (now replaced by 0845 number) has backed up all advertising.

We will continue to advertise existing tax credits until the new ones are in place. WFTC reminder press and radio will run in October/November.

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