To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when Mr. Allcock, head of Inland Revenue special office 2 was suspended; what were the reasons for this action; when he expects a conclusion to inquiries regarding Mr. Allcock to be reached; and what is the role of Inland Revenue special office 2.
I refer the hon. Member to the answers I gave on these matters to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, Central (Mr. Cousins) on 30 June, at column 505. Mr. Allcock was suspended from duty pending the inquiries being carried out by the Metropolitan police. I am not able to say when a conclusion to these inquiries is expected to be reached.