Catherine McKinnell MP, Labour Shadow Minister responsible for HMRC, was on form questioning David Gauke yesterday. Here's another exchange:
Gauke knows full well that McKinnell was not asking in the context of the etxractive industries, but was asking about whether or not country-by-country reporting could help track down companies using and abusing tax havcens.
He chose to ignore that.
I guess that's because he's on those companies' side.
Disclosure: I will be at meetings which both Catherine McKinnell and David Gauke will be attending next week.
PS I'm reliably told David Gauke reads this blog, regularly