HC Deb 24 July 1998 vol 316 c748W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Minister without Portfolio if he will list the overseas visits he has undertaken at public expense since 1 January, indicating the purpose of each visit. [51974]

Mr. Mandelson

[holding answer 23 July 1998]: I have undertaken the following official visits since 1 January 1998:

Mr. Geoffrey Robinson

The broad outline of the Working Families Tax Credit was published on Budget day in "The Working Families Tax Credit and work incentives"—number 3 in the series "The Modernisation of Britain's Tax and Benefit System". We intend to bring forward the necessary legislation to implement it in detail as soon as possible.

Jackie Ballard

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how soon after moving into work parents will start to receive the Working Families Tax Credit. [50581]

Mr. Geoffrey Robinson

As the Chancellor announced in his Budget, the effective and efficient delivery of the tax credits will be key indicators of its success, and the Inland Revenue expects to maintain the current high standards of service seen in the speed of delivery of Family Credit.