HC Deb 11 June 1931 vol 253 cc1194-5

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether any and, if so, how many of the officers appointed to perform duties with regard to betting under the provisions, now repealed, of the Finance Act, 1926, still hold office and, if so, in what capacity and for what remuneration?


The work in connection with the Betting Duty was in the main carried out by the permanent staff of the Customs and Excise Department in conjunction with other duties, but a small additional staff was engaged on a purely temporary basis for the performance of certain special work. On the repeal of the duty the services of this temporary staff were terminated except in the case of one officer who was engaged for a period of five years from the 1st November, 1926, at an inclusive salary of £600 per annum. In these circumstances, this officer is being retained on the establishment of the Customs and Excise Department until his contract expires (that is on the 31st October next) or until he obtains other employment. He has not yet obtained other employment.