HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 cc982-3W
26. Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the proportion of revenue raised by(a) direct and (b) indirect means. [27578]

Mr. Andrew Smith

No such estimates are available, however a detailed breakdown of current receipts is published in Table B11 of the November 2001 pre-Budget report.

30. Kevin Brennan

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures he is taking to relieve the burden of taxation on the poorest families. [27582]

Dawn Primarolo

As a result of personal tax and benefit measures introduced since 1997, families with children in the poorest fifth of the population are on average £1,700 a year better off. The new working tax credit and child tax credit, the rates and thresholds of which will be announced in the Budget, will do more to help families on low incomes.