HC Deb 02 March 1981 vol 1000 c7W
Mr. Arthur

Lewis asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, despite his usual practice on tax affairs of individual companies, he will give the reasons why he will not publish figures for the tax paid by individual companies in any cases where the companies have already publicly released this information.

Mr. Peter Rees

The affairs of all taxpayers are dealt with in confidence. It is for them alone to decide whether they wish to make any or all of their tax affairs public and, if so, in what form.