§ 58 and 59. Mr. EGAN (for Mr. GRAHAM WHITE)
asked the First Com missioners of Works (1) whether he is aware that the offices provided for His Majesty's Inspector of Taxes and staffs at the Birkenhead third and fourth districts, at 12, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, are administratively inconvenient, owing to 24 officers being housed in no fewer than nine rooms on four floors, and are defective as regards heating, lighting, lavatory acommodation, and absence of lift; and whether it is proposed to obtain alternative accommodation of a more suitable nature;
(2) whether he is aware that the office accommodation provided for His Majesty's Inspector of Taxes and staff at Birkenhead, second district, situated at 61, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, is unsatisfactory owing to the staff being scattered in small rooms on four floors, with consequent difficulties both as regards internal supervision and interviewing of callers; and whether it is proposed to secure alternative accommodation of a more satisfactory nature?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
I am aware that the premises referred to do rot conform to modern requirements, and efforts have been made for some time to secure suitable alternative accommodation. Negotiations, which I hope will result in the provision of suitable premises, are now in hand and are being actively pursued.