Home truth

Jackie Ashley (Profile, 30 April) refers to the Inland Revenue having its headquarters in Shipley. This is not true, and never has been. In 1981, the year to which Ashley refers, those headquarters were where they had been for well over a century, in Somerset House in London.

Geoffrey Galey
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan

This article first appeared in the 07 May 2001 issue of the New Statesman, John Prescott: sinking fast