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,
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