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Families helped

DAWN PRIMAROLO told Francis Maude (Con, Horsham) that by 2001 about 1.5 million working families will be receiving the Working Families Tax Credit, around 400,000 more than would have received Family Credit.

Britons in prison

THERE ARE 2,366 British nationals in prison overseas, of which four detainees are under a death sentence, according to Foreign Office Minister Derek Fatchett in a written reply to Tom Cox (Lab, Tooting)

Fighting tobacco

IN 1997, pounds 2,756,000 was spent on anti-smoking advertising, according to public health Minister Tessa Jowell, in an answer to Paul Flynn (Lab, Newport West).