HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 c305W
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. [22461]

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.

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