HC Deb 13 May 1907 vol 174 c593

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, considering the increase of work that will ensue in carrying out the provisions of a differentiated income-tax, and in the examination of confidential returns now made compulsory, he proposes to abolish the present system of clerk hire, and to substitute established clerks, called tax clerks, having a special entrance examination.

(Answered by Mr. Asquith.) The question of the re-arrangements of staff required in connection with the new proposals will be considered in due course, but, as at present advised, I do not think any such far-reaching alteration in its character will be necessary.