Valuation Office: Eurostar

Treasury written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 151W, on the Valuation Office: Eurostar, what source of funding or financial aid system was being investigated.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

The European Commission investigation, under article 88(2) of the treaty, was into an alleged state aid in respect of British Telecom's and Kingston Communications' non domestic rating assessments.

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