69. Sir NAIRNE STEWART SANDE-MAN
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the amount of overtime which is being worked in the departments that are dealing with the additional assessments, etc., for Income Tax and Super-tax necessitated by the recent legislation?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Major Elliot)
The amount of overtime at present being worked in connection with the revision of assessments necessitated by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1931, is approximately 120,000 hours per week.
Sir N. STEWART SANDEMAN
Would it not be possible to do away with the overtime and give employment to some people who are out of a job at present.
§ Mr. McGOVERN
Is the hon. and gallant Member aware of the amount of overtime that has to be worked through the hon. Member keeping us here in the morning?
§ Mr. McENTEE
May we have an answer as to whether it would not be possible for a considerable number of unemployed men to be employed instead of the Government having this overtime worked?
§ Major ELLIOT
I replied to a question on that subject put by the hon. Member for Plaistow (Mr. Thorne) on the 24th September last, and I would ask the hon. Member to refer to that answer.