John Thurso (Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (And Transport), Scotland; Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Liberal Democrat)
My hon. Friend will know that I raised the issue of tax credits in a Westminster Hall debate on 6 April when many of exactly the same points were raised. Specifically, the point was made that Citizens Advice Scotland believes that the debt that people are getting into as a result of the overpayments is in direct contravention of the policy of the Scottish Executive— so much so that Citizens Advice Scotland has had to issue a leaflet on the subject. Real hardship has been caused, and that is what we wish to address.
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