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Council of Europe and OECD: Tax

Volume 692: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

My honourable friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Ed Balls, has made the following Written Statement.

The United Kingdom signed the joint Council of Europe/OECD Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters on 24 May 2007. The text of the convention is published on the websites of both organisations. An Order in Council incorporating the provisions of the convention into domestic law will be laid before the House of Commons for approval in due course.