Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

In a recent television interview the First Minister of Scotland revealed that
he had spoken to HMRC in relation to tax owing by Rangers Football
Club

Can you please send me all correspondence (including email
correspondence)between the First Minister's office and HMRC on this
subject during the period from 2006 to 2012.

Can you please also send me all records that you have in relation
to telephone calls between the First Minister's
and HMRC on this subject during the period from 2006-2012.

Yours faithfully,

Lorna Stevens

HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear Ms Stevens

Please find attached acknowledgement for FOI 1596/12

<<FOI 1596 L Stevens - Acknowledgement.pdf>>

Yours sincerely

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Dear Ms Stevens

 

Please find the response to your Freedom of Information request attached.

 

HMRC

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Lorna Stevens left an annotation ()

There is very little point in having a foi act if government depts are going to behave like this.

Alex Salmond said in a TV interview that he had lobbied HMRC on behalf of Rangers FC

But HMRC refuse to give ANY information even to the extent of acknowledging that Alex Salmond had contacted them

It reminds me of the cold war era where the govt refused to acknowledge that the security services even existed

Transparency in government?

It will never catch on

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