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STANDARDS OF SERVICE AT HM REVENUE AND CUSTOMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2218: tabled on 03 November 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is extremely concerned about the serious delays in the issuing of tax repayments by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); notes that HMRC regularly fails to meet its own four-week target for the completion of security checks; further notes that telephone and mail enquiries are frequently unanswered, and that the centralisation of the HMRC service has created confusion within the HMRC about which offices and individuals are handling each case, with the result that they are often neglected; further notes that this poor standard of service has come about following the Government's closure of local HMRC offices across the country on the grounds of improving efficiency; shares the dismay of those affected, particularly at a time when small businesses and the self-employed can least afford them; believes that this level of service is unacceptable; and calls on the Government to take immediate action to ensure that HMRC delivers a proper standard of service.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2009
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
North East Fife
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 5 November 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 November 2009
Foyle
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2009
Cheadle
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 November 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 November 2009
Strangford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 November 2009
Angus
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2009
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.