§ 80 and 82. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
(1) asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider placing assessors and collectors of taxes on a permanent footing in this country, as they are in Scotland;
(2) asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he has considered the scheme submitted by the assessors and 1285 collectors of taxes to the Board of Inland Revenue, in which they offer to make a, contribution of 5 per cent. of their net remuneration for the purpose of superannuation; if so, whether he will state if it is proposed to meet this body of public servants in their desire to come into line with other Departments in the matter of superannuation; and, if not, what are the objections against the scheme?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I will answer these questions together. I am not at the moment in a position to make any statement on this matter, but my right hon. Friend hopes shortly to receive a deputation from these officials—who, of course, are in the main officers of the local Commissioners of Income Tax—and he will then be able to hear personally their views upon these and other matters.