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Treasury - First Special Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 21 November 2006.


The Treasury Committee

The Treasury Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of HM Treasury and its associated public bodies.

Current membership

Rt Hon John McFall MP (Labour, West Dunbartonshire) (Chairman)

Mr Colin Breed MP (Liberal Democrat, South East Cornwall)

Jim Cousins MP (Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Angela Eagle MP (Labour, Wallasey)

Mr Michael Fallon MP (Conservative, Sevenoaks), (Chairman, Sub-Committee)

Mr David Gauke MP (Conservative, South West Hertfordshire)

Ms Sally Keeble MP (Labour, Northampton North)

Mr Andrew Love MP (Labour, Edmonton)

Kerry McCarthy MP (Labour, Bristol East)

Mr George Mudie MP (Labour, Leeds East)

Mr Brooks Newmark MP (Conservative, Braintree)

John Thurso MP (Liberal Democrat, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)

Mr Mark Todd MP (Labour, South Derbyshire)

Peter Viggers MP (Conservative, Gosport)

Powers

The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152. These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk. The Committee has power to appoint a Sub-Committee, which has similar powers to the main Committee, except that it reports to the main Committee, which then reports to the House. All members of the Committee are members of the Sub-Committee, and its Chairman is Mr Michael Fallon.

Publications

The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) from Session 1997-98 onwards are available on the Internet at www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/treasury_committee

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Colin Lee (Clerk), Fiona McLean (Second Clerk and Clerk of the Sub-Committee), Adam Wales and Aruni Muthumala (Committee Specialists), Lis McCracken (Committee Assistant), Michelle Edney (Secretary), Tes Stranger (Senior Office Clerk) and Laura Humble (Media Officer).

Contacts

All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Treasury Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 5769; the Committee's email address is treascom@parliament.uk. Media inquiries should be addressed to Laura Humble on 020 7219 2003.

CONTENTS

Report

Appendix: Government response

Part A: Current Issues

Overpayments of tax credits

Recovery of overpayments

Fraud, error and organised crime

Part B: Looking forward

Package of reform announced in PBR

Improving HMRC's service to claimants

Availability of information about tax credits regime as a whole

Design of the tax credits regime



 
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