MPs condemn Amazon executive over tax payments

The Public Accounts Committee's Nick Smith (Labour) has described an Amazon executive's failure to answer questions over tax as pathetic.

Andrew Cecil, director of public policy at Amazon, was quizzed about the company's structure, and the way this affected the reporting of profits in different territories.

Margaret Hodge, the chair of the committee, described him as not being a "serious" representative for Amazon to put before her committee.