Written Question – Treasury [06/03/2017]

Question: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative estimate he has made of the number of children living in poverty in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) Inverclyde constituency if child benefit is (i) frozen and (ii) increased in line with inflation in the next three years. (66159)

Tabled on: 01 March 2017

This question was grouped with the following question(s) for answer:

  1. To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of children living in poverty in Airdrie and Shotts constituency if child benefit is (a) frozen and (b) increased in line with inflation in the next three years. (66179) Tabled on: 01 March 2017
  2. To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of freezing rates of child benefit and child tax credit on families in Blaydon constituency. (66164) Tabled on: 01 March 2017
  3. To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of freezing rates of child benefit and child tax credit on families in Poplar and Limehouse constituency. (66165) Tabled on: 01 March 2017

Answer: Mr David Gauke:

The Government has considered the impact on all benefits and tax credits rates that are included in the four year uprating freeze. The Government has published an impact assessment at:

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf

The answer was submitted on 06 Mar 2017 at 15:22.

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