HC Deb 14 March 1881 vol 259 cc907-8

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If the hours of duty of the Surveying Officers of Inland Revenue have been much in- creased by the new duties imposed upon them by the Act 43 and 44 Vic. c. 20; and, if so, whether it would be possible to give them, in compensation, some increase of leave?


Sir, in order to meet the increase of work referred to by the noble Lord, 100 officers have been added to the Staff, and the business has been re-arranged with a view to avoid giving more work to any officer than he is required and able to perform according to the regulations of the Service. It is, of course, impossible to say that in some particular case some officer may not have more to do than formerly, especially as, from the nature of the duties of the Surveyors, their work is not performed at specified hours; but, as I stated the other day in reply to the hon. Member for Queen's County, the present allowance of leave is considered sufficient.