VAT: Fraud

Treasury written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Conservative, Enfield, Southgate

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in VAT repayments has been withheld pending the extended verification process arising from missing trader intra-community fraud investigations.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

The requested information cannot be disclosed as to do so would undermine the measures introduced by HM Revenue and Customs to counter missing trader intra-community fraud and as such prejudice the assessment and collection of tax.

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