Tax Credits

Treasury written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Liberal Democrat, Lewes

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants in Lewes constituency are receiving regular manual payments each month due to computer error; and what steps are being taken to ensure that all claimants receive regular automatic payments.

Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants in Ribble Valley constituency are receiving regular manual payments each month due to computer error; and what steps are being taken to ensure that all claimants receive regular automatic payments.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

I refer the hon. Gentlemen to the answer I gave Mr. Hoban on 13 March 2006, Hansard, columns 1983–84W.

Not all manual payments are required because of computer error. Manual payments of tax credits are made to a very small percentage of claimants; however numbers are not available at constituency level.

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