Mr. David Adams
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that, after a delay of over two years, the Board of Inland Revenue has finally rejected a claim for the establish- 1244W ment of the class of unestablished women tellers employed in the office of the director of stamping and is now delaying the reference to the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal of a claim by the appropriate Staff Association for a compensatory increase in pay for this class; and whether he will take steps to ensure that the position of members of this class is not prejudiced by the delay on the part of the Board of Inland Revenue in agreeing to terms of reference for the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Colville:
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply to his question of 3rd March, 1938, on this matter. On 26th March the Board of Inland Revenue agreed with the Staff Association concerned the appropriate terms of reference to the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal, and both parties are now awaiting a communication from the chairman of the tribunal in regard to the arrangements for the hearing of the claim.