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Welfare Tax Credits

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written statement of the Financial Secretary of 25 July 2007, Official Report, column 62WS, on tax credit administration, what estimate he has made of the amount of overpaid tax credits which will be written off as a consequence of the procedural error described in the written statement. (157088)

[holding answer 11 October 2007]: An estimate for the amount written off in the accounts as a result of the procedural error is not yet available. It will be included in HMRC's 2007-08 accounts which will be published next year.