Select Committee on European Union Fortieth Report


MUTUAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNITY'S FINANCIAL INTERESTS AGAINST FRAUD AND ANY OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES (12993/04)

Letter from Ed Balls MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury to the Chairman

  You wrote to my predecessor, Ivan Lewis, on 28 June 2005,[167] on this issue, asking to be kept informed of developments.

  I am writing now to let you know that in the light of the opposition from virtually all Member States to the inclusion of VAT fraud in the draft regulation, OLAF is now considering a revised proposal, I will submit a fresh Explanatory Memorandum. I am sorry for the delay in letting you know this.

17 July 2006

Letter from the Chairman to Ed Balls MP

  Thank you for your letter of 17 July which has been considered by Sub-Committee E (Law and Institutions).

  In light of the prolonged inactivity on this matter and your assurance that you will submit a fresh EM in due course on the basis of a revised proposal, we have decided to clear this document from scrutiny.

25 July 2006



167   Correspondence with Ministers, 45th Report of Session 2005-06, HL Paper 243, p 454. Back


 
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