Revenue and Customs: Disclosure of Information

Treasury written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Paymaster General

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions HM Revenue and Customs provided access to personal tax information to another Government Department or agency in 2005-06; to which Departments or agencies access was provided; and what the reasons were for providing the access.

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

HM Revenue and Customs discloses information gathered in carrying out its functions only where there is a statutory power to disclose. There is a wide range of statutory powers to disclose to other Government Departments and agencies. Disclosures are made for the purposes set out in those statutory powers. The information requested is not available.

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