Clause 6 - Notifications of changes of circumstances

Part of Tax Credits Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:30 pm on 15 January 2002.

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Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 6:30, 15 January 2002

The Minister helpfully shakes his head, indicating that he will not tell me a threshold.

To return to my earlier point, the line between detail and principle is rather grey here. If the Government end up with a tiny threshold, we will be very unhappy with the system, but nor should they come up with a socking great one. There is a balance to be struck. Some sort of ball-park estimate—I am not sure if that is a parliamentary phrase, but it is what we are after—would be very helpful.