HC Deb 18 November 1976 vol 919 cc675-6W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instruct the Board of Inland Revenue to modify its plan for the automation of tax collection work to provide for the setting up within Wales of a computer centre which will take on the PAYE and Schedule D work of the 16 tax collection offices which will eventually be integrated into the Welsh Region envisaged in the recent report of the Price Committee.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

No. The automation of the routine work connected with the assessment and collection of Schedule D and PAYE collection requires the setting up of three. Inland Revenue accounts offices to cover the whole of Great Britain. Each of these offices will cover several of the regions being set up following the recommendations of the Price Committee. They are to be located at Cumbernauld, Shipley and Bootle and the buildings are at an advanced stage of development. No modification is proposed.