§ Mr. Öpik
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultation he had with charitable organisations prior to phasing out charities' tax credit compensation; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The abolition of paid tax credits applies to all non-taxpayers and is part of a wider reform. We did, however, consider the position of charities carefully and so included a special seven year transitional provision for them which has been generally welcomed.