HC Deb 23 April 1885 vol 297 cc474-5

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it is a fact that, since 1882, by the re-arrangement of the Inland Revenue business throughout the United Kingdom, a large saving has been effected in the annual expenditure in that Department; and, whether some of the money so saved will be devoted to increasing the salaries of the supervisors and officers of the Excise branch, who for years are complaining of inadequate salaries?


The Board of Inland Revenue have in the last few years succeeded in reducing by about 130 the number of the staff employed in the collection of the Excise revenue; but the saving which would have resulted from this reform has been neutralized by improvements which have been and are being made in the pay, emoluments, and holidays of the staff. These changes are set forth in Papers before the House, or which will be so in a few days.