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House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask HM Revenue and Customs to investigate whether News International has made ineligible claims for tax deductible payments.

Photo of Lord Sassoon Lord Sassoon The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

Decisions about whether or not to investigate any taxpayer are a matter for the Commissioners of HM Revenue and Customs. Decisions are taken based on the Commissioners' assessment of the risk of tax loss.

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