Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:38 pm on 5th April 2005.

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Photo of The Earl of Northesk The Earl of Northesk Conservative 8:38 pm, 5th April 2005

moved Amendment No. 21:

After Clause 23, insert the following new clause—

"INFORMATION COMMISSIONER

(1) The Information Commissioner shall keep under review the exercise and performance of the powers and duties conferred or imposed by or under sections 17 to 24 by the persons on whom they are conferred or imposed.

(2) It shall be the duty of those persons on whom powers and duties are conferred or imposed by or under sections 17 to 24 to provide the Information Commissioner with all such information as he may require for carrying out of his duties as mentioned in subsection (1).

(3) The Treasury, after consultation with the Information Commissioner, shall provide the Commissioner with such resources as are necessary for the discharge of his duties under this section.

(4) After the first full year of operation of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and as he feels necessary thereafter, the Information Commissioner must lay before Parliament a report about the carrying out of his duties under subsection (1)."