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Debate on HMRC's Building our Future plan

14 April 2016

On Thursday 28 April in the Chamber MPs debated a motion on HMRC's Building our Future plan. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation by Chris Stephens.

This debate was opened by Chris Stephens, SNP Member for Glasgow South West.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

Text of the motion

"That this House has considered HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) plan Building Our Future which will close most of its offices and make substantial staffing reductions; is concerned that this could seriously compromise the ability of HMRC to collect tax, enforce compliance and close the tax gap; believes the plan should have been subjected to parliamentary scrutiny; and calls on the Government to ensure that Building our Future is suspended until a comprehensive consultation and review has been undertaken."

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

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