Child Tax Credit

HM Treasury written question – answered on 12th January 2016.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he is taking steps to enable his Department's child tax credit department to answer the enquiries of hon. Members electronically.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The use of standard email is insecure and therefore in order to protect customers’ information, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not use it when dealing with sensitive personal and financial information. However, HMRC does answer MPs enquiries electronically in cases where the response does not include any sensitive customer data.

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