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Tax Office, Edinburgh (Transfer)

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the transfer of the Inland Revenue Office from Lothian House, Edinburgh, to Sighthill, is causing inconvenience to taxpayers resident in Grange, Marchmont, Morningside and Colinton districts; and if he will consult with the Minister of Works with a view to finding offices more convenient to the taxpayer and releasing Sighthill for such Government purposes as do not call for visits from members of the public.

The present accommodation for the Edinburgh tax offices is inadequate, and as suitable accommodation is not available in the centre of Edinburgh it has been decided to move one of the offices to the Government buildings at Sighthill. This office deals with the Sighthill area and the parts of Edinburgh in that direction. I hope the consequent inconvenience caused to taxpayers will not be serious. If a taxpayer is unable to attend at Sighthill arrangements will be made to interview him at Lothian House.