Tories demand Darling comes clean over HMRC discs
The chancellor should clarify revelations that senior managers were aware of the mass of data on the missing HMRC discs, says shadow chancellor Osborne
The opposition has demanded that chancellor Alistair Darling make a further
statement to clarify events behind the loss of 25 million people’s information
by the taxman.
Shadow chancellor George Osborne wants Darling to clear up why a junior
employee was blamed for the loss of the discs, when further information has
arisen that has suggested senior managers were aware of the mass of information
contained on them.
The National Audit Office also revealed it handed KPMG a version of the two
A further six discs had gone missing from HM Revenue & Customs, it
emerged over the weekend. These discs also contained a recorded conversation
between an HMRC employee and a customer.
The search for the original discs continues.