§ Mr. Woodward
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families with children were eligible for child tax credit in(a) St. Helens and (b) Merseyside in (i) 2001, (ii) 2002 and (iii) 2003. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
Child tax credit was introduced in April 2003. Estimates, based on a sample of cases, of the numbers receiving child tax credit in each local authority and constituency at July 2003 are shown in "Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics. Geographical analyses." This document can be found on the Inland Revenue website, at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/personaltax-credits/menu.htm No estimates are available of the number of families eligible in each constituency or local authority.