§ Mr. Gordon Brown
There are 325.000 families with children in the north-east and 880,000 in the north-west. Around 90 per cent. of these families will be eligible for the child tax credit from April 2003, which together with336W
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§ Angela Eagle
The information for the Home Office is as follows:
child benefit will deliver up to £54.25 a week in support for the first child, compared with £27.70 a week in April 1997.
A single-earner family on median earnings of £21,400 and with two children will gain by £3.90 a week as a result of the personal tax and benefit measures announced in the Budget.
§ 25. Mrs. Ellman
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much additional support the Budget will provide to families with children in financial year 2002–03. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
An additional £500 million of support will be available for families with children in 2002–03. This includes the costs of a £2.50 per week above-inflation increase in working families' tax credit rates from June 2002 and a £3.50 per week above-inflation increase in the child allowances in income support and jobseeker's allowance from October 2002.
§ 14. Andrew Mackinlay
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in Thurrock who will be affected by his Budget proposals aimed at relieving poverty. 
§ Mr. Boateng
There are 14,000 families with children in Thurrock. Nationally, around 90 per cent. of families will be eligible for the child tax credit, which together with child benefit will deliver up to £54.25 a week in support for the first child from April 2003.337W
There are 17,000 people in Thurrock benefiting from the increase in the winter fuel payment to £200 and 15,000 will benefit from the guaranteed increases in the basic state pension. Nationally, up to half of all pensioner households will be eligible for the pension credit from October 2003.