12. Gareth Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the take-up of tax credits in Wales. 
§ Mr. Touhig
The take-up of tax credits has been successful in Wales. There were 245,000 families in Wales receiving tax credits on 5 April this year, and this includes almost 228,000 families with around 400,000 children.