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Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made on the potential effect of child and working age poverty of his proposal to increase the hours threshold for tax credit entitlement to 24 hours per week.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

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The Government have published their analysis of the cumulative impacts of their policies where they can robustly model them. The most recent analysis can be found in the annex to Budget 2011:

http://cdn.hm-treasury.gov.uk/2011budget_complete.pdf

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