§ 27. Mr. Millan
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent he took into consideration other locations before deciding to locate the central control organisation for the value-added tax at Southend; and if he will list these other locations.
§ Mr. Maurice Macmillan
Reports that vast numbers of staff will be employed on V.A.T. at Southend have been greatly exaggerated. Nearly three-quarters of the staff will be in local offices spread 315W throughout the country. Most of the remaining one-quarter of the staff will be in Southend which is the existing Customs and Excise dispersal area where there is already a substantial concentration of Customs staff and where considerable economies can be secured.
I am circulating a list of local offices in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Aberdeen Leeds Aberdeen. Leeds. York. Belfast Bradford. Belfast. Sheffield. Doncaster. Birmingham Halifax. Birmingham. Liverpool Coventry. Dudley. Liverpool. Wolverhampton. Birkenhead. Southport. Brighton Wigan. Brighton. Warrington. Eastbourne. London Central Worthing. Reigate. City, E.C.I. Tunbridge Wells. Leytonstone. Romford. Bristol Southend. Bristol. London North Taunton. Worcester. Holborn/St. Pancras. Gloucester. Stoke Newington. Chester Finchley/Enfield. Chester. London South Colwyn Bay. Shrewsbury. Southwark. Stoke-on-Trent. Catford/Lewisham. Croydon. Dover Kingston. Canterbury. London West Hastings. Maidstone. Westminster. Hammersmith. Edinburgh Ealing/Hounslow. Edinburgh. Manchester Galashiels. Manchester. Dundee. Bolton. Stockport. Glasgow Glasgow. Newcastle Stirling. Newcastle. Sunderland. Greenock Middlesbrough. Greenock. Ayr. Northampton Dumfries. Northampton. Peterborough. Harwich Bedford. Ipswich. Cambridge. Chelmsford. Hertford. Norwich. Watford. Hull Nottingham Hull. Nottingham. Scarborough. Leicester. Grimsby. Derby. Lincoln. Chesterfield.
Plymouth High Wycombe. Plymouth. Woking. Barnstple. Oxford. Truro. Swindon. Exeter. Torquay. Southampton Southampton. Preston Portsmouth. Blackpool. Bournemouth. Preston. Yeovil. Lancaster. Carlisle. South Wales and the Borders Workington. Accrington. Cardiff. Newport. Reading Hereford. Reading. Swansea. Slough. Haverfordwest.