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Child Care Tax Credit

Treasury written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what estimate he has made of the number of households that are entitled to assistance with childcare costs through tax credits received in excess of 80 per cent. of the maximum permissible amount;

(2) what estimate he has made of the proportion of households receiving above 80 per cent. of the maximum permissible amount of childcare costs through tax credits in (a) each region, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales;

(3) what the maximum any household received as a proportion of the maximum permissible amount of childcare costs was in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to her on 26 April 2011, Hansard, column 224W.

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