§ MR. GRETTON (Derbyshire, S.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury why the clerks to the surveyors of taxes are not established Civil servants and examined, in open competition as in other departments; and whether confidential work is entrusted to them.
(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) The system of employing established clerks has been tried, but was abandoned as being unsatisfactory both as regards cost and efficiency. The surveyors of taxes are expected to retain in their own hands all really confidential work.