HC Deb 01 May 1902 vol 107 c442

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that none of the chief clerks in the offices of the Surveyors of Taxes in Ireland are graded in Section A, and that they are debarred from promotion to such section in English surveys owing to their lack of experience in English work; and whether he will have the matter inquired into with the view to the creation of some surveys in such section in Ireland, so as to give the Irish clerks the opportunity of promotion thereto the same as is enjoyed by the English clerks.


It would be out of the question to disturb the existing classification of Irish Tax Surveying Districts for the sake of creating surveys in which the Surveyor's first clerk would be graded in Section A. There is nothing to prevent an Irish clerk from obtaining a transfer to England if he thinks his prospects would be better in that country: and such transfers are as a matter of fact not infrequent.