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Revenue and Customs

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Blaby (Mr. Robathan) of 24 January 2008, Official Report, column 1626, on HM Revenue and Customs, for what categories of individuals security is a higher priority; and how many people there are in each category. (191039)

HMRC applies high standards of confidentiality and security to all customer data. It would not be in the public interest, and could put individuals at personal risk, to disclose information about the categories of individuals in relation to whose records HMRC provides additional safeguards.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Blaby (Mr. Robathan) of 24 January 2008, Official Report, column 1626, on HM Revenue and Customs, which Minister authorised the practice of according a higher priority to the security of some categories of individual. (191040)

HMRC applies high standards of confidentiality and security to all customer data. The provision of additiona1 safeguards, within HMRC, in respect of data relating to certain categories of individuals is an operational matter for HM Revenue and Customs.