Welsh Affairs

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 3:10 pm on 26th February 2009.

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Photo of Lembit Öpik Lembit Öpik Liberal Democrat, Montgomeryshire 3:10 pm, 26th February 2009

My hon. Friend is a feisty campaigner in defence of rural HMRC offices. Does he agree that one of the factors excluded from the closure calculations is the potential reduction in the tax take? The more remote the offices in any practical sense, the less connected some people will feel to their responsibility to pay tax. The closures could actually cost more than they save.

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