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Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was overpaid to recipients of tax credits in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in the last 12 months. (151433)

Estimates of the numbers of families with tax credits awards, including information on overpayments and underpayments by constituency and county, based on final family circumstances and incomes, for 2005-06, is available in the HMRC publication "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards 2005-06. Supplements on Payments in 2005-06. Geographical Analysis", which is available on the HMRC website at:

Estimates for 2006-07 tax credit awards are due to be published in May 2008 when family circumstances and incomes have been finalised.