§ Mr. Messer
the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware of the great dissatisfaction of the staff of His Majesty "s inspector of taxes, 205, Station Road, Harrow, at the proposal of his Department to house 50 of them in one big room which will be only 10 feet in 1726W height and whose cubic capacity will be only 375 cubic feet per person, which is less than the minimum laid down by the National Institute of Industrial Pchychology in its Report on office accommodation in tax offices; and whether he will take steps to have the plans modified in order to obtain a reasonable floor area and height?1727W
§ Sir P. Sassoon
The new building at Harrow is being specially designed to meet Inland Revenue needs. The height of the room in question will be II feet and not 10 feet. I think there must be some misapprehension about the cubic capacity per person, as it will be greatly in excess of that mentioned by the hon. Member. I do not accordingly see any reason to modify the plans which provide adequate and suitable accommodation for this staff.