Economy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 7th April 2010.

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Photo of John Barrett John Barrett Shadow Work and Pensions Minister 11:30 am, 7th April 2010

The Minister and the Secretary of State will be aware that, in the past two years, 466 Scottish companies have been shut down by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs for not paying their bills on time. Currently, many solvent companies in Scotland are being pushed towards liquidation because of HMRC's actions. Will they have a word with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to get him to take the heat off those solvent companies, so that they can continue to trade and pay their bills?

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