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Revenue and Customs: Darlington

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when HM Revenue and Customs expects to vacate its tax office premises at Regent House, Darlington. (157441)

Decisions on the future of HMRC offices in the Middlesborough/Stockton urban centre, which includes Regent House in Darlington, are expected to be announced this week. Once an announcement is made HMRC will work with its strategic property partner to agree plans for vacation and release of any offices that will close.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) Mapeley have had made available to them a lease break in respect of Regent House, Darlington. (157581)

The current lease for Regent house, Darlington expires in 2012. However, as part of a wider town centre redevelopment, planning permission for alternative use has been granted. Mapeley are consequently in discussions with the landlord regarding lease surrender terms. Any proposed vacation of the building will be dependent on the successful outcome of negotiations and subject to decisions regarding HMRC’s restructured needs.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when HM Revenue and Customs plans to announce decisions about the future of Darlington tax office. (157615)

Decisions on the future of HMRC offices in the Middlesbrough/Stockton urban centre, which includes Regent House in Darlington, are expected to be announced this week.