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Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 4 December 2007


Tax Credits

Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total number of tax credit overpayments made to couples who have since separated is; and in how many such cases (a) overpayments are owed, (b) recovery
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of the whole of the joint liability is being pursued against one party only and (c) one party is untraceable. [113664]

[Official Report, 8 January 2007, Vol. 455, c. 426W.]

Letter of correction from Jane Kennedy:

An error has been identified in the answer given to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois) on 8 January 2007, Official Report, column 426W.

The correct answer should have been:

At April 2006 there were about 220,000 claims originally made by couples, who are recorded as having split up by that date, and for which there were outstanding undisputed overpayments over £10 for either 2003-04 or 2004-05.

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