§ 97. Mr. MONTAGUE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that numbers of writing assistants and shorthand-typists employed in the offices of the inspectors of taxes are engaged from time to time 2501 on work appropriate to the tax-clerk grade without additional payment; and whether he will look into the position with a view to the proper grading of the work concerned and the payment of acting allowances to members of lower grades employed thereon?
§ Major HENNESSY
I understand that the nature of the duties appropriate to these classes and actually performed by individual members of them is the subject of an inquiry recently instituted by the Inland Revenue Departmental Whitley Council. A report will be made in due course to the council, but from the nature of the inquiry some time must elapse before the investigation is complete. In the meantime I must not, of course, be taken as assenting to the hon. Member's statement.