Dawn Primarolo (Paymaster General, HM Treasury; Bristol South, Labour)
I am happy to confirm again to the House, as I have done repeatedly, that I have never shied away from points made about the failures of the IT system in the early days and the administration. However, although I have continued to press people, including the hon. Gentleman, to separate the improvements to the administration and IT that deliver the system and the principles of the system, he still has not done that. Does he support the eradication of child poverty and accept that the child tax credit contributes significantly to that cause? Will he now separate policy from administration and concentrate on helping us to ensure that the administration works?