David Hanson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Scotland Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Hanson on 2015-12-17.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Ministers of the Scottish Government on the future of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland.

Mr David Gauke

Treasury Ministers work closely with other Government departments and the devolved administrations.

The House will be aware that HMRC announced in November its decision to significantly invest in Scotland by creating two Regional Centres in Glasgow and Edinburgh employing up to 6,300 staff.

Senior HMRC officials have spoken to representatives of the Scottish Government, including the Scottish First Minister, reinforcing their commitment to keeping HMRC jobs in Scotland.