§ Mr. Lilley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households currently in receipt of family credit would experience a shift in net income to the principal wage earner if family credit were replaced by a working families tax credit payable through the pay packet to the principal earner. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
[holding answer 12 February 1998]: The current system of Family Credit involves a declaration by the man and the woman in a household. If the Working Family Tax Credit replaced Family Credit, the Government would ensure that the family could elect to whom the tax credit was paid—to the woman or the man in the household.