Date of Answer: 29.06.2010

Column References: 512 c497-8W

Member Tabling Question: McKinnell, Catherine

Topic: Child Tax Credit

Question: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families are in receipt of the baby element of tax credits (a) nationally and (b) in Newcastle North constituency.

Answering Department: Treasury

Member Answering Question: Gauke, David

Answer: The information requested is shown in the following table.

Table 1: Number of families receiving the baby element of tax credits in (a) England and (b) Newcastle-upon-Tyne North constituency

All out of work All in work
England 129.8 275.8
Newcastle-upon-Tyne North 0.2 0.5

These estimates are based on provisional information on families receiving Tax Credits as at April 2010. Further details about this data can be found in the HMRC snapshot publication “Child and Working Tax Credits. Geographical Analysis, April 2010”, available at:””

Question Number: 4735

Date Tabled: 24.06.2010

Date for Answer: 29.06.2010