To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the percentage of tax credits paid out for 2003-04 which is accounted for by fraud, error and overpayment; and if he will make a statement.
Estimates of the amount of entitlement for claimants in 2003-04 are available in the publication 'Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised awards 2003-04. Supplement on payments in 2003-04.' This publication is available on the HMRC website at:
Estimates for the value of overpayments in 2003-04 are available in the publication 'Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics. Finalised annual awards 2005-06. Supplement on payments in 2005-06'. This is available on the HMRC website at: