§ MR. H. FORSTER (Kent, Sevenoaks)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he has received from the Chairman of the Inland Revenue Commissioners any representation of the grievances of the supervisors and officers of that Department; and, if so, whether he has come to any decision in the matter?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir J. T. HIBBERT,) Oldham
Very great improvements in the position of Excise officers have been effected in the past three years, involving an annual increase of £50,000 in mean salaries. The Board of Inland Revenue do not admit that anything which could be properly described as a "grievance" now exists, though some modifications in the existing arrangements may be desirable. I have not received any proposal on the subject from the Board.