§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Secretary to the Treasury (1) how many members of the permanent clerical staff of the General Valuation Office, Dublin, have been assigned for duty to the branch dealing with the valuation to be made under the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910; and (2) whether the clerical staff of the Finance Act values branch of the Dublin General Valuation Office, numbering over thirty clerks, has been on numerous occasions left under the superintendence of a temporary second division clerk, drawing a smaller salary than any of the temporary clerks employed in that branch; and, if so, what steps will now be taken to place the matter on a proper footing?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
One second division clerk has been transferred from the permanent clerical staff of the General Valuation Office to the branch dealing with valuation under the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910. This clerk is in immediate charge of the clerical stall of the branch. On a few occasions on which he has been absent, his place has been taken by one of the five other second division clerks in the branch. All the clerical staff is under the Chief District Valuer. I understand that no change is considered necessary by those responsible for the work of the office.