§ Mr. Terry Davis
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Inland Revenue attended any discussions with British Aerospace or other taxpayers at630W the Department of Trade and Industry in 1988 additional to those referred to in his reply of 19 December 1989 to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill.
§ Mr. Lilley
[holding answer 8 January 1990]: In addition to the discussions referred to in my reply of 19 December 1989 to the hon. Gentleman, Inland Revenue officials attended one discussion with British Aerospace at the Department of Trade and Industry in March 1988. There was also a further discussion that month at the Inland Revenue. Records are not kept centrally in a form which would permit discussions involving the Department of Trade and Industry, the Inland Revenue and other taxpayers to be readily identified.