Gamma International

Treasury written question – answered at on 28 January 2013.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if HM Revenue and Customs is (a) planning or (b) conducting an investigation into whether (i) Bahraini pro-democracy activists received emails containing malware FinSpy distributed by Gamma International and (ii) exports by Gamma International have been appropriately licensed; if he will send directly to individuals who have reportedly been victims of the use of unlicensed surveillance software exported from the UK, and place a copy in the Library, a progress report of any such investigation; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

HMRC cannot comment on individual cases. HMRC considers all credible information it receives and takes action accordingly. HMRC places a high priority on enforcing UK strategic export controls.

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