HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 c410W
Mr. Clelland

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in(a) Newcastle upon Tyne and (b) Gateshead are receiving working families tax credit; and what the average value of the credit is. [89527]

Dawn Primarolo

The number of families with children receiving Working Families' or Disabled Person's Tax Credit in each local authority, and the average weekly values, appear in "Working Families' and Disabled Person's Tax Credit Statistics. Geographical analyses". This is available on the Inland Revenue web site, at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/wftc/wfdptc_geog.htm.

Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many recipient families live in a household receiving Working Families' Tax Credit but not housing benefit. [89693]

Dawn Primarolo

It is estimated that a little over one million families in Great Britain were in receipt of Working Families' Tax Credit (WFTC) but not Housing Benefit (HB) at May 2001, the latest date for which such an estimate is currently available. This estimate is based on WFTC administrative data and an analysis of Department of Work and Pension's 1 per cent. sample of HB recipients; the latter is subject to sampling uncertainty.

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