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Inland Revenue

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure the successful relocation of the Inland Revenue in Nottingham.

The Inland Revenue remains committed to its plans to relocate some 2,000 headquarters posts to Nottingham. However, it has always made it clear that its decision is conditional on obtaining a suitable site reasonably quickly on satisactory terms. I very much hope that, with the continuing support of the city and county councils, the department will be able to obtain a site in the near future.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last discussed the relocation of the Inland Revenue.

I keep fully up to date with developments, on the Inland Revenue's proposals to relocate some 2,000 headquarters posts to Nottingham.