**Conspiracy Theorist Alert** Call me an old cynic but why didn't someone at the HMRC just "find" those missing discs and then poor old Mr Darling wouldn't be getting all that stick. Who would have known? - the government say that it's not in the hands of criminals so no money could have been taken out of any bank accounts. So here's my thought - this option wasn't available because they already know that some nasties have got their hands on the information; had they tried to cover it up, which wouldn't have been difficult, eventually they'd get caught out. Sorry if your details are on that disc but it might be a good time to double check the bank statement.