To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the advice provided by the Social Security Advisory Council to his Department on (a) the Child Benefit (General) Regulations 2005, (b) the Child Tax Credits (Amendment) Regulations 2005, (c) the Child Tax Credits (Amendment) Regulations 2006, (d) the Tax Credits (Claims and Notifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 and (e) the Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006; and if he will make a statement.
I refer hon. Gentleman to the memorandum of understanding under which terms HMRC and the Social Security Advisory Committee conduct their business. The memorandum is available from the hmrc.gov.uk website or the Committee's website. The links are: