HC Deb 01 December 1997 vol 302 c6W
Mr. Andrew George

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the provision of tax office services in remote rural areas. [17215]

Dawn Primarolo

Services may be provided from a local office or by other means such as mobile inquiry centres and, increasingly, by telephone. The Inland Revenue is reorganising its local office network but none of the plans currently approved for implementation includes closure of a remote, rural office. The best means of providing services to such areas in the future is being considered as part of the Department's Comprehensive Spending Review.