Clause 18 - Cases where there is more than one eligible person

Part of Childcare Payments Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:30 pm on 23 October 2014.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Exchequer Secretary 12:30, 23 October 2014

That is a very good point. I thank the hon. Lady for that. These are not new scenarios; they are continuous, pre-existing issues. For example, HMRC effectively deals with the same issue in the case of child benefit. It is important to reassure the Committee that we will learn lessons from previous schemes to ensure that we get it right, and the guidance and advice from HMRC setting out the criteria on how it will resolve disputed claims are vital. I hope that that gives the hon. Lady assurance.