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HMRC Office Closures In The South Of England

EDM number 1146 in 2017-19, proposed by Lloyd Russell-Moyle on 28/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Civil Service, Crime, Employment and Taxation.

That this House is concerned by the proposals of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to close the vast majority of offices on its estate; notes that this will result in the loss of jobs and services, with damaging impacts on local economies; is further concerned that this would also mean that the whole South of England would be covered from regional centres in Croydon and Bristol, creating unworkable distances between many major South Coast ports and HMRC offices; fears that, without the timely assistance from HMRC staff, the ability of Border Force staff to apprehend smugglers and other criminals will be significantly diminished; believes that the loss of specialist expertise and experience from HMRC cuts and closures will seriously undermine the capacity of the Civil Service to implement any new customs arrangements resulting from EU withdrawal negotiations; and calls on the Government to instruct HMRC to put these proposals on hold, pending further Parliamentary scrutiny and commissioning of robust socio-economic impact assessments.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle28/03/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Caroline Lucas28/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Jim Shannon29/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham29/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon29/03/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins16/04/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens17/04/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Hugh Gaffney17/04/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Sandy Martin18/04/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Ruth George23/04/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Stuart McDonald05/07/2018Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Paul Williams06/07/2018Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris10/07/2018EasingtonLabourSigned
Stephen Morgan24/10/2018Portsmouth SouthLabourSigned

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