5. Mr. Wiley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a further statement on the creation of an Inland Revenue computer centre in the North-East.
§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Harold Lever)
The matter is still under consideration.
§ Mr. Willey
Is my hon. Friend aware that we have been waiting a very long time for this decision? May we now assume that, when it is eventually made, it will be made in favour of the North-East?
Mr. Bob Brown
Is my hon. Friend aware that it would be outrageous, bearing in mind the present prospects of the 151 North-East, if the first P.A.Y.E. centre was not centred on the North-East?