Taxation: Highland Airways

Treasury written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) whether HM Revenue and Customs provided assistance to Highland Airways through the business payments scheme;

(2) whether HM Revenue and Customs had discussions with Highland Airways prior to its entry into receivership.

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

HM Revenue and Customs is under a strict, statutory, duty of confidentiality and cannot comment on the tax affairs of individual businesses.

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