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Ministerial Correction

Thursday 31 January 2008

Work and Pensions

Better Off in Work Credit

Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to extend the time the proposed better off in work credit will be available

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beyond 26 weeks; and if he will make a statement. [175769]

[Official Report, 22 January 2008, Vol. 470, c. 1887-88W.]

Letter of correction from Stephen Timms:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the right hon. Member for Birkenhead on 22 January 2008, Official Report, columns 1887-88W. The correct answer should have been:

Caroline Flint [holding answer 7 January 2008]: The better off in work credit, as announced in “Ready for Work: full employment in our generation” will be piloted by October 2008. There are no plans to make any changes to the design of the credit until it has been properly evaluated.