§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that, the opposition of the Treasury to placing the clerks to surveyors of taxes on the establishment is stated to be that the present system is preferred, not only on the grounds of economy, but also for adaption to the requirements of localities, he is aware that the present system grades the clerks in seven classes; that promotion to a higher class invariably means moving to other localities, precisely the same as it would under establishment; and will he state what obstacle there is to placing on the establishment clerks of approved service and ability, on the existing classification and rates of pay
§ (Answered by Mr. Runciman.) I fear it is not possible to discuss this subject fully within the limits of a reply to a Question; and I can only say that, after full consideration of the matter on more than one occasion, the Treasury and the Board of Inland Revenue are satisfied that the balance of advantage lies on the side of the existing system.