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Revenue and Customs

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with Treasury Ministers on steps being taken by that Department to alleviate any effects on local employment of the closure or downgrading of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Wales. (209500)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and I have regular discussions with Treasury Ministers on a range of issues, including the HMRC Change programme.

I understand that before withdrawing from any office, a full impact assessment is undertaken, assessing the impact on staff, customers and the local economy.