Working Tax Credit

Treasury written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of John Battle John Battle Labour, Leeds West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families with children have claimed the childcare element of the working tax credit in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) the City of Leeds since the element was introduced.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

The information requested is available only at a disproportionate cost.

However, estimates of the average number of families benefiting from the child care element of working tax credit, by constituency and local authority, in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 are provided in the HMRC publications "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards. Geographical Analyses", for each relevant year. These publications are available on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-geog-stats.htm

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