Inland Revenue: Disclosure of Information

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what grounds decisions are taken to transfer personal or corporate data held by the Inland Revenue to other government departments.

Photo of Lord McIntosh of Haringey Lord McIntosh of Haringey Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Media and Heritage)

The Inland Revenue transfers data to other government departments when the application for such information meets the strict criteria set out in the statutory gateway that allows disclosure to that department.

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