Michael Meacher (Oldham West and Royton, Labour)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on couples with (a) one child aged eight years and (b) two children aged eight to 10 years of changes to (i) working tax credit, (ii) child benefit, (iii) the level of VAT and (iv) housing benefit where their income is (A) £15,000, (B) £20,000, (C) £25,000, (D) £30,000, (E) £40,000 and (F) £50,000 a year.
David Gauke (Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury; South West Hertfordshire, Conservative)
No estimate has been made for any of items (i) to (iv).
The Government published estimates of the distributional impact of the packages of tax and benefit measures announced at the spending review, which can be found at:
The impacts published at Budget 2012 can be found at:
Estimates of the impact of local housing allowance reforms are available at:
for local housing allowance and
for the social sector size criteria.