HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 c315W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the results of the CR74 record management exercise. [83206]

Dawn Primarolo

CR74 was an Inland Revenue exercise in support of its day-to-day record management process. It involved a systematic check, over a six-month period earlier this year, of national insurance numbers held on Inland Revenue records. Updated records have been kept separate and the Department has introduced better processes to help ensure that its records stay up to date.

CR74 identified about 3.5 million records as no longer needed. The exercise also identified around 1.3 million records as requiring further checking, and the Inland Revenue will be working through them over the next few months.