§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, as there is an experienced staff of inspectors for the annual inspection of the outdoor branch of the Inland Revenue service, he will explain the object of the inspection undertaken annually by the Secretary of the Inland Revenue Board; whether that official has any experience of the outdoor work of the Department, and what is the annual cost of his services in this respect.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) There is no formal inspection by the Secretary. From time to time, not every year, ho visits selected places. These visits greatly conduce, in the opinion of the 1798 Board of Inland Revenue, to the efficiency of the Department. The cost is trifling.