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Tax Credits

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost has been to the Exchequer of overpayments of tax credits which have been written off by HM Revenue and Customs in the Hyndburn constituency in the last three years. (95988)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many cases of tax credit fraud have been discovered since 2003 involving economic migrants continuing to receive tax credit payments after they have returned to their home country; and if he will make a statement; (95994)

(2) what assessment he has made of the extent of tax credit fraud by migrant workers; and if he will make a statement.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to him on 18 July 2006, Official Report, column 362W.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has investigated fraud by tax credit recipients who are married or are partners but who claim to have separated; and if he will make a statement. (96183)

Yes. I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I gave him on 17 July 2006, Official Report, columns 161-62W.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are in receipt of child tax credit in each constituency in Scotland. (96259)

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on 16 June 2006, Official Report, column 1421W, to my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field).

There is no breakdown of out-of-work families receiving child tax credit by constituency.