Clause 39 - Recovery of top-up payments in other places

Part of Childcare Payments Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:25 am on 28 October 2014.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Minister (Treasury) 9:25, 28 October 2014

I have a point of clarification. Clause 39 deals with the recovery of top-ups in cases in which parents or HMRC have made an error. It suggests that top-up payments will be recoverable if they have been paid to a person who was not entitled to them. Presumably that covers payments HMRC has made in error. If so, how would it recover those payments? It would be helpful if the Minister could clarify that for the Committee.