Committee chairwoman Margaret Hodge said she was "stunned" to learn that the Treasury destroyed details and addresses of 353,000 policyholders provided by the Equitable Members Action Group in 2011 on data protection grounds.
It is completely unacceptable that more than 10 years after the collapse of Equitable Life so many victims still have not received the compensation they are entitled to.
Only 35% of policyholders have received payments despite 72% of the budget being spent. We heard of cases where people had been sent multiple letters requesting the same information and received only generic responses to individual queries and complaints.
More top news
The poor response to the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower was "ultimately a failure of values", the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.
The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said he still hopes that the UK might change its mind over Brexit and decide to stay.
A blind veteran has launched a heartbreaking appeal for the return of his war medals, after they went missing while returning from Normandy.