§ Mr. Jack
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 3 June,Official Report, column 146, if he will make a statement setting out how closer working between Customs and Excise and the Inland Revenue will be developed; and what are the manpower and financial implications of each of these proposals. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The closer working programme has been continually developed since its introduction. Where initiatives have manpower or financial implications these are being contained within existing spending plans.