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Child Benefit: Personal Records

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions data from the child benefit database have been copied to a data disc in the last 12 months. (173368)

Transferring data is a core part of everyday HMRC business.

On 20 November 2007, the Chancellor announced an independent review of HMRC's data handling procedures to be conducted by Kieran Pointer, the chair of Price Waterhouse Coopers.

The interim report was published on 17 December 2007 and is available in the Library of the House. The final report is expected in the first half of 2008.