§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales in what ways he has publicised the working families tax credit in Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hanson
My right hon. Friend and I take every opportunity to publicise the Working Families Tax Credit which demonstrates this Government's strong commitment to improving the lot of working families and to eradicating child poverty.
In a statement on 7 September 1999, my right hon. Friend saidThe Working Families Tax Credit represents a major step forward in making work worthwhile, and in helping those workers who were most disadvantaged by the previous system. This is especially good news for Wales, which has suffered from amongst the lowest wage levels in the UK".A copy of the press release is available from the Library of the House.