To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
(1) what representations he has received since January 2008 from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council on staffing levels in HM Revenue and Customs offices in Southend; what plans he has to meet representatives from the council to discuss this issue; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he will place in the Library a copy of the representations received from (a) Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and (b) the Public and Commercial Services Union on the closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Southend; what responses he gave in each case; and if he will make a statement.
I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answers the former Financial Secretary my right hon. Friend Jane Kennedy gave on