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Paye Administration

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 12 March 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the PAYE affairs of only 40 per cent. of the 277 tax districts in London and the South-East are dealt with in the provinces.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 10th March 1975 ; Vol. 888, c. 77], gave the following information:Because the staffing difficulties which have made it necessary to transfer work out of London and the surrounding area have not been experienced to the same degree in the rest of the South-East.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many personnel are employed on the PAYE affairs of London and South-Eastern tax districts which have been transferred to the provinces in each of the provincial towns concerned.

pursuant to his reply [11th March 1975], gave the following information:The figures below show the staff in post at 31st December last employed in each location on the PAYE work transferred from the tax districts listed in answer to the hon. Member's previous Question on this subject.—[Vol. 885, c.

179–80.]:

Bradford205
Crewe39
Exeter25
Gateshead236
Manchester2,463
Plymouth46
Portsmouth242
Sheffield84
Shipley321
Stoke40
Washington172
Edinburgh882
4,755