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Morse review final draft shared with HMRC team before factual errors were corrected

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Dear HM Treasury,

I would like to ask HMT to share the Amyas Morse Loan Charge Review draft that was shared with a small number of HMRC staff under "strictly controlled conditions" and was (apparently) marked-up by hand before being returned to Loan Charge Review Secretariat for factual errors to be corrected.

Other similar requests have been made here :

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In the response to this, HMRC confirmed that they received a printed draft of the Morse Review which was marked-up by hand and returned to the Loan Charge Review Secretariat. I am asking that the supplied draft be shared so that the "factual errors" corrected by the small HMRC team can be ascertained.

Please publish the review draft document in full and in the state it was in before being printed and handed over to the small HMRC team who manually checked it. Unfortunately, HMRC didn't keep a record of the marked-up version they handed back to LCR Secretariat but an electronic version of the draft is obviously available from the computer systems supplied to the HMC staff who were seconded to the independent LCR team.

The paragraph on page 2 of the FOIA response I received from HMRC makes clear that LCR Secretariat has the relevant document version:

"A small number of government officials in HMRC and HM Treasury were provided early sight
of the Independent Loan Charge Review under strict and controlled conditions. This was to
correct any factual errors ahead of publication and was provided in hard copy. All copies
were returned to Sir Amyas Morse and the Review team and HMRC did not retain any
copies.
"
I am asking for the electronic version of the document draft that produced this hard copy to be produced in full.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Parris

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Our ref: FOI2022/22943

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Yours sincerely

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