Tax Credits

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 10:30 am, 29th March 2007

I do not know about low take-up: 6,900 families, including 12,000 children, in the right hon. Gentleman's constituency benefit from tax credits. For households on incomes of under £10,000 a year that are entitled to child tax credit, take-up is approximately 97 per cent. Those who benefit the most from the tax credit system receive the money that they need. They benefit greatly from it and it is now worth while for them to be in work.