§ Dr. Hampson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cunninghame, North (Mr. Wilson), of 9 July,Official Report, column 301, if he will list the other relevant factors of which he estimates the TRAC—Campaign for Child Relief on Child Care—estimates take no account.
§ Mr. Maude
The TRAC estimates do not appear to take any account of the likelihood that some of those induced to return to work by tax-free child care would replace existing workers, or displace jobs elsewhere in the economy. To the extent that that happened, net employment gains would be overstated. Nor do they take account of the deadweight costs arising from switches into employer-assisted child care by those who are already employed.