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Welfare Tax Credits: Illegal Immigrants

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanisms he has put in place to track the amount of tax credits paid erroneously to illegal immigrants. (153979)

Persons subject to immigration control are not generally entitled to tax credits. This follows long standing Government policy. “Tackling Error and Fraud in the Child and Working Tax Credits” is available on the HMRC website. This document sets out what HMRC has been doing and will continue to do, to tackle error and fraud.