Working Tax Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th November 2008.

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Photo of John Barrett John Barrett Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of all eligible recipients of working tax credit are currently in receipt of the childcare element.

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

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The information requested is not available.

However, the estimated number of families benefiting from the child care element of working tax credit, at April 2008, is provided in Table 4.4 of the HMRC publication "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. April 2008". This is available on the HMRC website at:

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