HC Deb 02 July 1997 vol 297 c177W
Ms Atherton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the decisions to close the Redruth, Penzance and Truro Inland Revenue offices were taken, what were the criteria for these decisions; what are the terms of reference for the Inland Revenue rationalisation No. 3; and if he will make a statement. [3518]

Dawn Primarolo

Since 1993, the Inland Revenue has been carrying out a 10-year programme to reorganise its whole network of local offices. I have now asked the Revenue to review all of the proposed reorganisations which would result in closure of the only local office in a particular town. This includes Truro and Penzance but not Redruth which is not proposed for closure.