§ MR. SEARS
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to the proposal to make important changes in the organisation of the Revenue services on the individual advice of certain officials, he will say whether such changes should be made, if at all, on the advice of the Boards of Inland Revenue and Customs; will he explain why it has apparently not been considered worth while to seek the advice of these Boards on matters vitally affecting the services which they are supposed to administer; will he state the duties and responsibilities discharged by these Boards and say whether any useful work is performed by them which cannot be undertaken equally well by the staff.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) I must again refer my hon. friend to the Answer which I gave to the four Questions put by him on the 4th instant.
§ MR. SEARS
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what difference exists between the duties of the Revenue officers in England and in Scotland to require in the former case the transfer of certain licence duties to local authorities, whereas in the latter case no such transfer is considered necessary or desirable.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) I beg to refer my hon. friend to the reply I made to a similar Question from the hon. Member for Hythe on Monday last.