HC Deb 13 July 1995 vol 263 c784W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his future plans for the Valuation Office (Inland Revenue) accounts unit, currently located in Leeds. [33546]

Mrs. Angela Knight

[holding answer 11 July 1995]: The work which the Valuation Office agency's Leeds accounts unit currently undertakes is under review as part of proposals to introduce a new accounting system into the agency next year. There is no intention to close the unit, but the range of its activities is likely to be reduced. This will not affect standards of service to the public, with whom the unit has no direct dealings. Any surplus staff will be redeployed locally on to other agency work.