HC Deb 24 June 1915 vol 72 c1345
38. Mr. KING

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that persons employed in the Land Valuation Department have received notice that their services will be no longer required, as further valuation work is to be suspended; whether this notice has been given by his authority or order; and, if so, whether the decision to suspend land valuation has been decided on since the Finance (No. 2) Bill was introduced?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and the second and third parts do not arise. In view of the positive form in which my hon. Friend puts his question I should be glad if he would inform me on what statement or supposed facts his inquiry is founded.


I shall be happy to do so privately.


Are we to understand that the Land Valuation Department is to go on in the future as it has done in the past, as far as this number of employés is concerned?


No, that could not be the case, as already a considerable number have enlisted.