Tax Credits

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:30 am on 11 October 2007.

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Photo of Baroness Noakes Baroness Noakes Shadow Minister, Treasury 11:30, 11 October 2007

My Lords, the Minister just quoted a figure for accuracy which does not stand up to examination. The plain fact is that £1.7 billion was overpaid; that was the third year of the figure being nearly £2 billion. This system more regularly makes mistakes than gets it right and desperately needs a complete rethink. When will the Government deal with it?