That's what it said in Friday's Guardian, 18 April 2014:
Her Majesty's Treasury are quoted as saying:
The personal financial data of millions of taxpayers could be sold to private firms under laws being drawn up by HM Revenue & Customs [HMRC] in a move branded "dangerous" by tax professionals and "borderline insane" by a senior Conservative MP.
If they're committed to protecting their customers' information, isn't it a little odd to sell it?
"HMRC is committed to protecting its customers' information ..."