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Social Security Benefits: Wirral

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 230640, tabled on 11 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children there are in households directly affected by the two-child limit on welfare payments in (a) Wallasey and (b) Wirral.

Answered on

14 March 2019

Data published in June 2018, broken down by country can be accessed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-tax-credit-and-universal-credit-claimants-statistics-related-to-the-policy-to-provide-support-for-a-maximum-of-2-children-april-2018.

The information on the level requested was not captured in the reporting database and therefore is not available. This was due to the small numbers of Universal Credit cases recorded as being affected by this policy, meaning it is not possible to break down these totals by smaller geographic areas without the risk of identifying individual claimants.

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