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Revenue and Customs: Disclosure of Information

Volume 458: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions HM Revenue and Customs provided access to personal tax information to another Government Department or agency in 2005-06; to which Departments or agencies access was provided; and what the reasons were for providing the access. (126739)

HM Revenue and Customs discloses information gathered in carrying out its functions only where there is a statutory power to disclose. There is a wide range of statutory powers to disclose to other Government Departments and agencies. Disclosures are made for the purposes set out in those statutory powers. The information requested is not available.