HC Deb 17 January 1984 vol 71 c192W
Mr. George Foulkes

asked the Prime Minister if she will take steps to ensure that no company with a Government majority shareholding, establishes or uses any facilities in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for the purpose of avoiding United Kingdom tax.

The Prime Minister

[pursuant to her reply, 16 January 1984, c. 124]: The Government expect companies controlled by the public sector to act responsibly in taxation matters. The law is the same for all United Kingdom companies whether the Government hold a majority stake in them or not, and it is for the companies concerned to ensure that the law is obeyed.

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