HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 cc174-5W
Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he will take, following a television programme, details of which have been sent to him, on Thursday, 15th June, in which access was gained to an Inland Revenue computer in Newcastle, despite assurances given by him to the hon. Member for Nuneaton that such access by unauthorised persons was not possible.

Mr. Nott

There is no Inland Revenue computer in Newcastle. The only Inland Revenue computer holding information about individual taxpayers is at East Kilbride, Glasgow, and as this does not have facilities for data transmission, it could not be the computer referred to in the television programme.