Clause 38 - Persons subject to immigration control

Part of Tax Credits Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 24th January 2002.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Regent's Park and Kensington North 4:30 pm, 24th January 2002

I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Minister for her reassurance. This was very much a probing amendment, and I accept that we will have to look to the Home Secretary to find out whether the new provisions on asylum and immigration will allow us a little more latitude. I am especially grateful to her for drawing out a sub-group of people with particular difficulties.

I had a number of different illustrations, but shall be brief. I am grateful to the Child Poverty Action Group and I have been making representations on that point. We do need to address the matter in regulations, and there is some potential incompatibility between the tax credit legislation and section 115 of the 1999 Act. Depending on the time scale between this Bill being enacted and any new legislation being introduced, there will be a need to examine that incompatibility. I am grateful that the Minister is, in principle, sympathetic to the issue and on that basis I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 38 ordered to stand part of the Bill.