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Child Benefit: Wales

Treasury written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Jessica Morden Jessica Morden Labour, Newport East

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) families and (b) lone parents receive child benefit in Wales; and how many such lone parents are women.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The number of families receiving child benefit in Wales can be found in the HMRC statistical publication ‘Child Benefit Statistics: Geographical Analysis’, available at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/child_benefit/chb-geog-aug10.pdf

As of August 2010, there were approximately 373,000 families in Wales receiving child benefit.

Information on the number of lone parents is not available. The child benefit administrative dataset does not contain any information on household composition of claimants.

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