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HMRC internal manual

Information Disclosure Guide

Information disclosure Gateways with other government departments: Police: immigration information related to terrorist activities

Which part of HMRC can disclose this information?

Only those officers involved in former Customs (not Excise) activities, typically interventions at ports and borders.

The purpose for which the information can be disclosed

To assist the police in the work around suspected terrorist activity.

Information which can be disclosed

Information about individuals, and cash/property seizures/forfeitures where that individual is believed to be a terrorist or the cash/property is suspected of being linked to carrying out/funding terrorist activity.

Procedure to follow

Only those staff who work in the relevant business areas may make the disclosure, in compliance with the other provisions of this guidance. Please ask your manager if you are unsure whether you work in the relevant business area.

Legislation which allows disclosure

Schedule 14 Paragraph 4 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Devolved administrations

This guidance applies to the whole of the United Kingdom.

Further guidance

For further guidance and assistance generally on confidentiality please contact your Data Guardian.