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Tax Credits (Staff Transfers)

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's staff have been, or will be, transferred to the Inland Revenue as a result of the introduction of the new tax credits in (a) 2002–03, (b) 2003–04 and (c) 2004–05. [114361]

There are no plans to transfer staff from DWP to the Inland Revenue as a result of the introduction of new tax credits.

While responsibility for administering the Child and Working Tax Credits rests with Inland Revenue, the DWP will continue to deliver a one-stop system of support for working age customers, including transacting their tax credits business.