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Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times bailiffs have been deployed with respect to the recovery of tax credit overpayments (a) in each year since 2003-04 and (b) in each month in 2008-09 for which information is available; and what the average level of overpayment was. (249234)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions his Department has used the services of a private debt collecting company with respect to the recovery of tax credit overpayments (a) in each year since 2003-04 and (b) in each month in 2008-09 for which information is available; and what the average level of overpayment was. (249236)

HM Revenue and Customs does not currently deploy private debt collecting companies for the recovery of tax credit overpayments.