§ Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library correspondence between his Department and the European Commission regarding the European Commission's preliminary investigations into the alleged undeserved subsidisation of BT's business rates by the Valuation Office Agency, including his Department's response. 
§ Jacqui Smith
I have been asked to reply.
This correspondence contains commercially confidential material which it would be inappropriate for the Government to make public. This is covered by exemption 13 Third Party Commercial Confidences of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.