§ 59. Viscount CURZON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the officials in the Valuation Office of the Board of Inland Revenue were promised a re-grading scheme over four years ago, when the whole of the principal officers of the Inland Revenue were re-graded with substantial increments, and that over 100 ex-service men in that office are still awaiting correspond- 2242 ing benefits to those which the principal officials have been enjoying for over four years; and can he make any statement?
I presume that the reference in the first part of the question is to an announcement by the Board of Inland Revenue that the re-organisation of certain grades of the staff would be taken in hand as soon as circumstances might permit. The re-organisation of the Valuation Office has necessarily been deferred pending a decision on the general question of the management of Government valuation services. As regards the present position, I would remind the Noble Lord of the statement which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer made in introducing his. Budget proposals.