Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:30 pm on 24th March 2006.

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Photo of Baroness Noakes Baroness Noakes Shadow Minister, Treasury, Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions 1:30 pm, 24th March 2006

My Lords, the Minister has repeated the refusal to give the costings of the elements of the package of changes made in the PBR, and perhaps that did not surprise us. He said that it cannot be done; of course it can be done. Before they made their decision on the package of changes, did the Government have any analysis put to them of the effect of the individual changes, in particular the incidence of the changes in numbers of tax credit recipients from the different elements of the package? What sort of analysis was made available to the Government before they decided on this so-called package?