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Tax Havens: Research

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent estimate he has made of the likely cost of the research to explore customer experiences of the Offshore Disclosure Facility; (245836)

(2) what recent estimate he has made of the likely cost of each consultant interview under the research to explore customer experiences of the Offshore Disclosure Facility;

(3) how many customers are to be interviewed as part of the research to explore customer experiences of the Offshore Disclosure Facility;

(4) what the purpose of the research to explore customer experiences of the Offshore Disclosure Facility is; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 12 January 2009]: HMRC are not proceeding with this research study. A review of the proposed study has suggested that it is unlikely to meet its aims.

The Offshore Disclosure Facility in 2007 led to the collection of £400 million.