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VAT: Fraud

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 1227W, on VAT: fraud, which paragraph of the National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008 provides an assessment of the potential contribution of the identity cards scheme to the tackling of missing trader intra-community fraud. (197096)

The aim of the 2008 plan is to provide individuals with opportunities to protect themselves, including from identity fraud, and to access services more easily. It does not assess specifically the extent to which identity cards introduced on the proposed voluntary basis might protect the Government against missing trader intra-community fraud.