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Online Tax Credit Service

Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how long the online tax credit service was closed by fraudsters in December 2005; and what steps he has taken to restore the online service since that date. (110932)

A decision was taken to suspend the internet service from 2 December 2005. HMRC is developing a series of strengthening measures for the service and will consider whether to reopen it when this work provides the necessary assurance.