Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether 2254 notification has been given to the tem-temporary clerks and valuers of the Valuation Department not belonging to the Territorial Army that they may be allowed to leave for the purpose of volunteering for service; whether it is a fact that no undertaking is to be given that they shall be reinstated in their present positions on return from their military service, and if he will give instructions that the terms of service for all temporary clerks engaged to fill the places of those who are doing military service shall be that they will be subject to dismissal on the return of those who are now taking up military duties, in order that those serving shall not be handicapped thereby?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The Board of Inland Revenue have issued to the superintending valuers a circular stating that members of the temporary staff desiring to volunteer may be allowed to leave the Valuation Office for that purpose. No instructions of the nature indicated in the first part of the question asked by my hon. Friend have been issued, nor has any information to that effect been authorised. All members of the temporary staff who volunteer will, on the termination of their military service, be re-engaged or otherwise provided for.