HC Deb 06 December 1955 vol 547 cc182-3
22. Mr. Collins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that a number of valuation assistants employed on rating valuers' duties in the valuation office of Inland Revenue, have not been promoted to Valuer, Class III, whereas younger, less senior and, in some cases, less qualified, officers have received this promotion and if he will make a statement.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have nothing to add to my reply to the hon. Members' Question on this subject on 26th July. 1955.

Mr. Collins

Is the Chancellor aware that that reply was "No"? Will he now say whether that answer meant, "No, the question is not true," or "It is true, but I do not intend to do anything about it?" Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many of these men are doing an extremely valuable and responsible job? Will he not consider the matter again to see that they get the rate of pay and rank for the job?

Mr. Butler

I think that had better be dealt with through the normal departmental promotion procedure.