Working Tax Credit

Treasury written question – answered on 20th December 2004.

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Photo of Ms Annabelle Ewing Ms Annabelle Ewing Spokesperson (Social Security (SNP Shadow Scottish Minister); Education & Skills; Home Office; Law Officers; Work & Pensions)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of claimants in Scotland benefiting from the childcare element of the working tax credit; and what percentage this figure represents of the number of people eligible to claim.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

The numbers benefiting up to April 2004 are shown in Table 8.3 of "Child and Working Tax Credits. Quarterly Statistics". These publications appear on the Inland Revenue website, at htm. Figures for December 2004 will be published on 23 December. No estimate is available of the number eligible to benefit.

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