Clause 2 - Functions of board

Part of Tax Credits Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 15 January 2002.

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Photo of Mr Howard Flight Mr Howard Flight Conservative, Arundel and South Downs 11:30, 15 January 2002

We have made our point, and we would not want an amendment to cut off necessary welfare funding. We are, therefore, in principle willing to withdraw the amendment. However, the Minister has not answered the question about part 95 of the

European standards of accounting and whether it is legal to account for the money in this way, given that the Minister has confirmed that it will be agreed that the payments constitute welfare benefits.