HC Deb 19 July 1955 vol 544 cc181-2
4. Dr. Stross

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the salary of the Chief Inspector of Taxes was increased from £2,750 to £3,000.

Mr. R. A. Butler

On 1st April, 1953.

Dr. Stross

Is it fair to say that this claim was met quite expeditiously and that there was no delay? Is it not a fact that in 1953 a claim was put forward on behalf of the Chief Inspector of Factories and the higher grades of his staff, which has been referred to a Royal Commission? Will the Chancellor explain why there has been so much delay? Can he give an assurance that when the claim is met there will be retrospective payment, in view of the delay?

Mr. Butler

I am afraid that I can give no answer to a question of such importance, to which I have not given the closest possible attention. I must confine myself to answering the Question on the Order Paper about the Chief Inspector of Taxes.