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Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion, Green)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if HM Revenue and Customs is (a) planning or (b) conducting an investigation into whether (i) Bahraini pro-democracy activists received emails containing malware FinSpy distributed by Gamma International and (ii) exports by Gamma International have been appropriately licensed; if he will send directly to individuals who have reportedly been victims of the use of unlicensed surveillance software exported from the UK, and place a copy in the Library, a progress report of any such investigation; and if he will make a statement.

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David Gauke (The Exchequer Secretary; South West Hertfordshire, Conservative)

HMRC cannot comment on individual cases. HMRC considers all credible information it receives and takes action accordingly. HMRC places a high priority on enforcing UK strategic export controls.

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