Danny Alexander faces 'panic stations' jibe over child benefit
The Treasury has confirmed that "penalties" could be issued in cases of non-disclosure of earnings over plans to withdraw child benefit from couples if one parent is on the higher rate of tax.
It follows reports that Treasury sources have said a plan to stop payments is unenforceable.
But in response to a question from Angela Eagle on Thursday, the chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander said that was "nonsense".
29 Oct 2010