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Revenue and Customs: Sunderland

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the economic impact on Sunderland of closing the two city centre HM Revenue and Customs offices; and if he will make a statement. (165314)

HMRC consider local private and public sector employment statistics including growth or reduction over the last 10 years together with the economic impact of likely staff migration to new locations. These indicators are among a number of factors which were taken into account before the decision was taken to close the HM Revenue and Customs offices in Gilbridge house and Shackleton house, Sunderland but retain others in the area.