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Welfare Tax Credits

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which of the Parliamentary Ombudsman's recommendations in (a) Tax Credits: Putting things right and (b) Tax Credits: Getting it wrong have been accepted; when each of those was implemented; and which (A) were rejected and (B) are under consideration. (194471)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 402-04W. All the ombudsman's recommendations were accepted. Details are given in my letter to the parliamentary and health service ombudsman of 29 January 2008 setting out the Government's response to her 2007 report on tax credits which is deposited in the Library of the House.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer at which locations staff operating the tax credit system are based; and how many staff worked at each site in each financial year since April 2003. (194479)

Staff from a range of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) business areas work on tax credits.

It is not possible to isolate the numbers of staff deployed to tax credits work at each HMRC site in each year since April 2003.

The tax credit office operates from sites in Preston, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, Washington and Newcastle.