Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which tax offices in Wales are responsible for processing the income tax of the employees of(a) the Welsh local authorities and (b) the Welsh health authorities; how many staff at each office are engaged in this work; what proposals he has to alter these arrangements; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Sir George Young
Details of the tax offices in Wales which are responsible for processing the income tax of the employees of the Welsh local authorities and Welsh health authorities together with the approximate number of staff engaged on this work are as follows:
Tax office Approximate staff deployed on local authority work Approximate staff deployed on health authority work Aberystwyth 0.2 — Bangor 5.5 1.5 Brecon 2.5 0.8 Bridgend 0.4 — Carmarthen 7.0 4.25 Colwyn Bay 7.4 — Llanelli 0.25 — Merthyr Tydfil 1.0 — Neath 2.3 — Newport 1 7.5 3.0 Newport 2 0.6 — Pontypridd 0.8 3.0 Wrexham 2 0.9 — Cardiff 1 12.5 — Swansea 12.0 3.4
The current reorganisation of local authorities in Wales will necessitate some changes to the organisation of the employee's tax records. Full details of the local authority changes and the resulting impact on each tax office are not yet clear.