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Taxation: Income Tax

Volume 712: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 19 June (WA 238–9), whether they will review their policy of not disclosing the contents of discussions with other Governments. [HL4491]

As I said in my response to the noble Lord on 12 May (Official Report, House of Lords, WA 180), it is a long-standing practice that the Government do not normally publish details of the meetings of UK Ministers and officials with their counterparts in other Governments, as to do so might prejudice free and frank discussions. I have nothing further to add on this matter.