§ 54. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the inconvenience experienced by local authorities in the execution of essential public works, including schemes intended for the relief of unemployment, by reason of the long time which often elapses before the district valuer of the Board of Inland Revenue submits his reports and valuations, and the delay in obtaining grants from the Government Departments; and whether he will have the staffs of the district valuers increased in order more expedi- 1951 tiously to cope with the work, and see that adequate measures are taken to prevent any unnecessary delay?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
I am not aware that there is any undue delay on the part of the Valuation Office of the Inland Revenue in dealing with the matters to which the hon. Member refers; but if he will furnish me with particulars of any cases in which he considers that there has been such delay, I will cause inquiry to be made into them.