Clause 4 - Claims: supplementary

Part of Tax Credits Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 15th January 2002.

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Photo of Mr Howard Flight Mr Howard Flight Conservative, Arundel and South Downs 5:00 pm, 15th January 2002

I thank the Minister for his explanation. If there is to be a regime of deemed new claims for the following year to save administration, it would be prudent to require people to confirm to the Revenue that their circumstances have not changed. If the Revenue is to rely purely on a roll-over of information, that will be an incentive to people not to come clean if their circumstances change. That creates a need for care.

As I now understand why the words are in the clause, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.