List of accounts in the Government Banking Service

The request was refused by HM Revenue and Customs.

Francis Irving

Dear HM Revenue & Customs,

I understand the HMRC runs the Government Banking Service (GBS).

Can you please send me a list of the accounts that are in the GBS. For each account, please give the following information:

* The public authority the account is for, e.g. "MHRA"
* The account name, e.g. "GBS Re MHRA"
* Any other description of the account you have available
* The bank the account is with, e.g. "Citibank"

Thanks very much for your help,

Francis Irving

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Request, FOI (Security Cen Pol FOI ), HM Revenue and Customs

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Freedom of Information
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Data Protection Act
Team

Room 1C/25

100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

Mr Francis Irving
Phone 020 7147 0406
By email

[FOI #36547 email]
Fax 020 7147 0666

www.hmrc.gov.uk
Date 4 June 2010
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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your email dated 4 June 2010 regarding the Government
Banking Service. Your request was received at HMRC on 4 June 2010 and will
be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

HMRC will provide information in response to a request free of
charge. However, HMRC may ask you to pay our costs where there is lot of
information involved, for example replies in excess of 250 sheets of
photocopying. Whenever we contemplate charging we will provide full
details of the charges and payment will be required before we send the
response.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours faithfully

Tony High

Freedom of Information Act Team

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recorded for legal purposes.

Chance, Teresa (CenPOL), HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear Mr Irving,

Please find attached HMRC's response to your recent request.

Yours sincerely

Teresa Chance

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Francis Irving

Hi Theresa,

Thanks for your reply.

HMRC has chosen to use section 18(1) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 to refuse to release the information that I have requested.

Can you explain to me *why* you are choosing not to release this particular information?

Unlike an exemption on, say, security grounds, the reasoning is not immediately obvious.

Thanks for your help.

With best wishes,

Francis Irving

Chance, Teresa (CenPOL), HM Revenue and Customs

Dear Mr Irving,

In your follow up email below, you appear to be asking for clarification
on one point only: namely, why HMRC used the s44 exemption (prohibitions
on disclosure) under the FOIA. I will provide a response early next week
on this point.

Yours sincerely

Teresa Chance

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Chance, Teresa (CenPOL), HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear Mr Irving,

I attach a note, clarifying our use of the s44 exemption.

Yours sincerely

Teresa Chance

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